dress goods


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Good \Good\, n.
   1. That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes
      success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit,
      excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil.
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            There be many that say, Who will show us any good ?
                                                  --Ps. iv. 6.
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   2. Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity;
      advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc.
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            The good of the whole community can be promoted only
            by advancing the good of each of the members
            composing it.                         --Jay.
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   3. pl. Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the
      singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive
      name for almost all personal property as distinguished
      from land or real property. --Wharton.
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            He hath made us spend much good.      --Chaucer.
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            Thy lands and goods
            Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate
            Unto the state of Venice.             --Shak.
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   Dress goods, Dry goods, etc. See in the Vocabulary.

   Goods engine, a freight locomotive. [Eng.]

   Goods train, a freight train. [Eng.]

   Goods wagon, a freight car [Eng.] See the Note under Car,
      n., 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dress goods \Dress" goods"\
   A term applied to fabrics for the gowns of women and girls;
   -- most commonly to fabrics of mixed materials, but also
   applicable to silks, printed linens, and calicoes.
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