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Bristol fashion

  1. in good order; trim: shipshape and Bristol fashion.
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Origin of Bristol fashion

1830–40; after Bristol, England
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Examples from the Web for bristol fashion

Historical Examples of bristol fashion

  • Inside we have a not very successful hallenkirche, three bodies without a clerestory, Bristol-fashion.

    Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine

    Edward A. Freeman

  • On the decks the boatswain piped his cheerful note, and everything came ship-shape and Bristol-fashion for the cruise.

    Pike & Cutlass

    George Gibbs

British Dictionary definitions for bristol fashion

Bristol fashion

adverb, adjective (postpositive)
  1. nautical clean and neat, with newly painted and scrubbed surfaces, brass polished, etc
  2. shipshape and Bristol fashion in good order; efficiently arranged
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