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Dress out   /drɛs aʊt/   Listen
Dress out

verb
1.
Kill and prepare for market or consumption.  Synonym: dress.






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"Dress out" Quotes from Famous Books



... to the ancient universal history: besides the Romans and Grecians, they frequently hunted about among the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, and Egyptians, for events which, however obscure they might often be, they could dress out for the tragic stage. Racine, according to his own confession, made a hazardous attempt with the Turks; it was successful, and since that time the necessary tragical dignity has been allowed to this barbarous people, among whom the customs ...
— Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature • August Wilhelm Schlegel

... was fastening the collar at the back of her skinny neck. "I never want to find fault with the weather," said she, "because, of course, the weather is regulated by Something higher than we are, and it must be for our best good, but I do hate to wear this dress out in such a storm, and I don't dare wear my cashmere. Mrs. Ralph Wright is so particular she would be sure to think I didn't ...
— By the Light of the Soul - A Novel • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

... Darsie repaired to the seclusion of her study and set herself to the problem of evolving a fancy dress out of an ordinary college outfit, ideas were remarkably slow in coming. She looked questioningly at each piece of drapery in turns, wondered if she could be a ghost in curtains, a statue in sheets, an eastern houri in the cotton quilt, a Portia in the hearthrug, discarded ...
— A College Girl • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey



Words linked to "Dress out" :   garnish, fix, cook, trim, make, prepare, kill, ready



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