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1) dress. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...dress, see costume....

2) costume. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The use of ornament preceded the use of protective garments; its purpose was to emphasize social position by a great display of trophies, charms, and other valuables...

3) fashion. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Styles in Asia have been characterized by freedom from change, and ancient Greek and Roman dress preserved the same flowing lines for centuries. Fashion in dress...

4) corset. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek and Roman women sometimes wrapped broad bands about the body. In the Middle Ages a short, close-fitting, laced outer bodice or waist was worn. By the 16th cent....

5) sumptuary laws. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Such laws existed in ancient Greece and Rome, and in Japan they were applied to the peasant and commercial classes until the mid-19th cent. In the 14th and 15th cent....

6) abattoir. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The abattoir houses facilities to slaughter animals; dress, cut and inspect meats; and refrigerate, cure, and manufacture byproducts. The largest abattoirs are those...

7) livery companies. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...London trade guilds incorporated by royal charter, deriving their name from the assumption of distinctive dress (livery) by their members. Edward III granted the...

8) Stanhope, Lady Hester Lucy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Lady Hester Lucy, 1776-1839, English traveler. Leaving England in 1810, she traveled in the Levant, adopting Eastern male dress and a religion that was a composite...

9) Mandarin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...For each of the nine grades there was a different colored button worn on the dress cap. Mandarin Chinese was the language spoken by the official class and was based...

10) Burnes, Sir Alexander. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sir Alexander, 1805-41, British traveler in India. As an army officer in India, he studied Asian languages. In 1832 he left Lahore in Afghan dress and traveled by...

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