jodhpur

Jan. 17th, 2011 07:10 pm
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jodh·pur

   
[jod-per]

–noun
1. jodhpurs, (used with a plural verb ) riding breeches cut very full over the hips and tapering at the knees to become tightfitting from the knees to the ankles.
2. Also called jodhpur shoe, jodhpur boot: an ankle-high shoe for wearing with such breeches, having a strap that encircles the ankle and buckles on the side.

*The point of this post was Kristin Scott Thomas's pants in The English Patient. I wasn't such a fan of the movie. Not even such a fan of the actress. But I was a fan of those pants. It's been 11 years since I've seen them, and I couldn't find them online :o(

peignoir

Dec. 18th, 2010 07:02 pm
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peign·oir

   
[peyn-wahr, pen-, peyn-wahr, pen-]

–noun
1. a woman's dressing gown
2. a cloak or gown of terry cloth for wear after swimming or, esp. in France, after the bath

lappet

Nov. 23rd, 2010 11:33 pm
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-noun
1. A decorative flap or loose fold on a garment or headdress.
2. A flaplike structure, such as the wattle of a bird or the lobe of the ear.

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