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bathing costume

another name for swimming costume
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • This picket will be in the boat with bathing costume and overcoat on.

  • I told you to shorten my bathing costume, by taking it up at the knees.

  • He was not in bathing costume, nor did he look particularly athletic.

    A Florida Sketch-Book Bradford Torrey
  • Ally Sloper its name; its subject, ladies in bathing costume.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • Flannel is the best material for a bathing costume, and gray is regarded as the most suitable color.

    Our Deportment

    John H. Young
  • Twopence for carrying a basket of towels and a bathing costume and two elephant sandals all over the island!

    Up and Down Edward Frederic Benson
  • Carlotta is undoubtedly bewitching in her bathing costume, and enjoys a little triumph of beauty.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke
  • American women are seldom plump enough to stand the undress uniform of a bathing costume.

    The Making of Mary Jean Forsyth
  • They were in bathing costume, and Miss Lee, espying Arch, fastened upon him without ceremony.

    The Fatal Glove

    Clara Augusta Jones Trask
  • Each girl carried her bathing costume and towel in a neat parcel, and large hampers of lunch were in readiness.

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