British a woollen gown worn by a barrister who has not taken silk
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How to use stuff gown in a sentence
At thirty-seven he had been sitting in a stuff gown on a back bench in the Court of King's Bench.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
And she drew her short, blue-stuff gown back from Bobby's grateful attentions.Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
Her thick stuff gown, her untidy skirt, and pitifully cheap little hat—he looked them all over mercilessly.Master of Men | E. Phillips Oppenheim
They do not consider a hat or a stuff gown necessary, for they are not in the least ashamed of being servants.Home Life in Germany | Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Once he bought her a stuff gown, which she came near ruining by weeping over it, it was such a delight.