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Chiton   Listen

A woolen tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece.
Primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates.  Synonyms: coat-of-mail shell, polyplacophore, sea cradle.

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"Chiton" Quotes from Famous Books

... about the profession as I do—when you are an older woman—you will see I am right. Meg—I should say Margaret—shall never sing Isolde with my permission. Apart from the dreadfully immoral situation, just think of the costume in the garden scene, that chiton of cheese-cloth! And these Wagnerites pretend to turn up their nose at 'Faust'! I once told dear, old M. Gounod, when Meg was in Paris with Parchesi, his music was ...
— Melomaniacs • James Huneker

... gracious invitation, partly in queenly command, her left hand extended, palm downwards, as if to be reverentially saluted. The hair was parted in boldly indicated waves over the broad low brow, and confined by a fillet in a large loose knot at the back. She was clad in a long chiton, which lapped in soft zig-zag folds over the girdle and fell to the feet in straight parallel lines, and a chlamys hanging from her shoulders concealed the left arm to the elbow, while it left the right ...
— The Tinted Venus - A Farcical Romance • F. Anstey

Words linked to "Chiton" :   shellfish, mollusc, mollusk, tunic

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