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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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Whenever a man feels like getting married, they send over a woman wearing a torn housecoat, with curlers in her hair and cream on her face and she nags him out of it.
Lucy Narleski, sitting in a loveseat, was wearing a housecoat and slippers that matched the sofa.
Her mother began to untie her kitchen apron and put on a housecoat.
But Blethyn was obviously wise to lend sleazy impresario Michael Caine her housecoat.
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You will notice that her eyes are narrow, not the peepers they will be at dinnertime; they are merely hazel buttonholes the very color of her housecoat.
Madonna (in her ``mother mode,'' wearing what looked like a housecoat, with slip exposed), Whoopi Goldberg, Carol Burnett, Rod Stewart, Lily Tomlin, Paul Reiser, Shirley MacLaine, Cher, Arsenio Hall, Drew Barrymore, Roseanne.
The Boston Strangler's first victim was a 55-year old woman, who he strangled with the cord from her housecoat.
Would someone else know whether that's a towel or housecoat hanging from a hook upon her bathroom door?
The unframed black-and-white prints at the photographer's recent London show (Clarridge Engles Gallery) appear deceptively simple: an ugly man with a cast eye standing in a doorway, a fat woman in soiled housecoat holding a malnourished cat, staring defiantly at us.
That housecoat -- pink faded almost to beige, button holes unraveling -- and her graying hair completed the overall look: American Dowdy.