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The dress was of silky changeable tricolette, the skirt plain.

Some roses grew behind the hollyhocks, and her skirt was caught.

The skirt was long enough to tuck around her baby's feet when she carried it.

"Yes," said Lucindy, smiling, and plaiting her skirt between her nervous fingers.

She was paying minute attention to the lace insertion of her skirt.

Mrs. Blair staggered to her feet, entangled by her skirt, and pitching like a ship at sea.

She had no gloves, and a bit of the velvet binding of her skirt was loose.

Let us skirt it and push on for Bruton, where we may spare time for bite and sup.'

Jane was ushered into the closet, and soon scented out the skirt.

It was one of her red garters which had slipped down from beneath her skirt.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "lower part of a woman's dress," from Old Norse skyrta "shirt, a kind of kirtle;" see shirt. Sense development from "shirt" to "skirt" is possibly related to the long shirts of peasant garb (cf. Low German cognate Schört, in some dialects "woman's gown"). Sense of "border, edge" (in outskirts, etc.) first recorded late 15c. Metonymic use for "women collectively" is from 1550s; slang sense of "young woman" is from 1906; skirt-chaser first attested 1942.

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