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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VEST

He pulled his watch from the pocket of his vest, hanging on the bedpost.

And, firm and dauntless, Morton laid his hand on the giant's vest.

She heard him take off his coat and vest and hang them on the back of a chair.

She again touches it; it is drawn from her vest; it falls to the ground.

He dipped into his vest pocket and produced his silver stop watch.

May be beatin' Heaven's music 'neath that faded coat and vest.

He used to shout it and kick his father vigorously in the vest.

But I cal'late the upper end ain't been introduced to your vest yet.

I found it afterwards in my vest, so all your jawin' was just for nothin'.

Then he put the spoon back in his vest and he walked towards the door.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to put in possession of a person," from Middle French vestir, from Medieval Latin vestire "to put into possession, to invest," from Latin vestire "to clothe," related to vestis "garment, clothing," from PIE *wes- "to clothe" (see wear). Related: Vested; vesting.

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