Crossword clues for nightshirt
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nightshirt \Night"shirt`\, n. A kind of nightgown for men.
n. A shirt-like garment (often oversized) that is worn to bed.
n. nightclothes worn by men
A nightshirt is a garment intended for wear while sleeping. It is longer than most regular shirts, reaching down to the thighs or below the knees, leaving some of the legs uncovered. It is generally loose-fitting to avoid restricting the wearer's movement while sleeping.
Until the 16th century men slept naked or in a day-shirt; subsequently a night-shirt, varying in quality, was worn in bed. Nobles in the 16th century wore embroidered shirts or "wrought night-shirts". By the 19th century the night-shirt resembled a day-shirt with a loose, turned-down collar, or a loose, ankle-length nightgown was worn.
Occasionally worn in the 20th and 21st centuries by women as well.
Usage examples of "nightshirt".
Here was himself in absurd green-striped nightshirt here was Miranda in white lace-trimmed nightgown once belonging to a daughter of Doctor Fearnaught here was utter engulfing blackness where people could speak from their hearts.
Once the mudpack was removed, unable to think of anything else to do to her face and body, she pulled on her oversized nightshirt and brushed her hair a few hundred strokes.
After he had assured Luster that he really could find a nightshirt all by himself, and then helped the man, who apologized with every step, to a cot in the dressing room, Nez took himself to bed.
He wore his cloth nightcap and striped nightshirt and, all in all, he was as warm as a honeycake in a dwarfs oven.
Professor Wurzle plucked his oboe device from a pile of nightshirts belonging to another lodger.
He honked slowly among thudded drums and weak pipe-skirls, fowl-squawks and ass-brays, then was smothered by nightshirts and most animated robes, pushing his way back to a world where an airport, complete with waiting Miss Boland, might be possible.
He muttered something against her throat, but its meaning was lost as his body spoke for him, the hard pressure of him against her sending all rational thoughts flying from Rue's mind, tiny mewling sounds of pleasure and impatience rising in her throat as she did her best to ac commodate the hard thrust of his flesh, moving her body eagerly against his, tiny shivers of delight convulsing through her as he moaned against her skin and his hands found her breasts and kneaded their fullness through the cotton of her nightshirt, increasing the ever-growing ache between her thighs.
I could feel the warmth of him on my face, but couldn't tell through the linen nightshirt just how hot he really was.
But I immediately received a hail of cuffings which made me jump straight out of the soaked sheets, and rush in my nightshirt into the corridor, the door of which I found open.
On the edge of the disarranged bed sat the young lord, half-dressed in a rumpled nightshirt and riding kilt, his head hanging and his elbows propped on wool-skirted knees.
They were silent until Dannar had finished his duties laying out a nightshirt, gathering armor and clothes and boots to be cleaned and repaired, making sure there was wine enough for their thirst.
I stepped into Levi's and boots, threw a denim jacket on over my nightshirt, and hooked Bob up to his leash.
Lloyd Stanhope popped up by512 Diana Gabaldonmy elbow, looking like a very animated boiled egg in his nightshirt, his polled head startlingly round and pale without his wig.
Brown, the good servant, was already in the cabin - God only knew how he had picked up the warning - with a lighted lantern to hang on the deck beam above, and he had trousers and coat ready for Hornblower to pull over his nightshirt.
Brown, the good servant, was already in the cabin God only knew how he had picked up the warning with a lighted lantern to hang on the deck beam above, and he had trousers and coat ready for Hornblower to pull over his nightshirt.