Robe

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Robe

 

a loose, floor-length garment worn over other clothing. It is the ceremonial and formal apparel of kings, the pope, and high officials of the Orthodox Church. In some countries, including Great Britain, robes are worn by judges and barristers; on ceremonial occasions, members of learned societies and academies wear robes.

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The man whom Father Brown had seen pass the tavern was standing against the wall as if at bay; unchanged, save that he had taken off his black coat and was wearing a brown dressing-gown.
Across the table the body of the man in the brown dressing-gown lay amid his burst and gaping brown-paper parcels; out of which poured and rolled, not Roman, but very modern English coins.
A DRESSING-gown thief demanded to be locked up rather than follow a curfew imposed by a court.
It was noon and I was still in my comfy dressing-gown.
Ashley looked up and saw a girl with dark curly hair and a dirty lime-green dressing-gown hanging out of the window.