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And how badly I felt when the girls found out they were hand-me-downs.

They were decked out in cowboy clothes, hand-me-downs, big straw hats, blankets—any old thing.

Their clothes were hand-me-downs from Noah's time, and every one of them was outraging some convention or other.

Yes, Miss Upton said he turned up his nose at hand-me-downs, so she had to jest brace up and git 'em new.

This summer both had set their hearts on really-truly party clothes, not hand-me-downs.

WORD ORIGIN

as a modifier, attested by 1826.

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