So long as she was not beneath it, she would have gone off willingly without a chemise to her back.
I saw Leah enter my room in her chemise and a light petticoat.
The lady pulls a curtain across the window, and then, stripping herself of her chemise, she gets into bed.
Then she told her how she had made herself a chemise and the trouble she had had in cutting it.
Up went the chemise to the end of the pole, and Smallbones grinned as he hoisted it.
Why, 'tis no more than a loose waistcoat and a chemise unbuttoned at the neck.
She had a chemise, which she kept tucking into her breast, pulling up her under-garments, and examining her stockings.
"A little longer than your chemise," answered Erik promptly.
Beneath this chemise, muddy trousers and boots through which his toes projected were visible.
Her attire consisted of a chemise and a pair of cowhide boots.
late Old English, cemes "shirt," from Old French chemise "shirt, undertunic, shift," or directly from Late Latin camisia "shirt, tunic" (Jerome; also source of Italian camicia, Spanish camisa); originally a soldier's word, probably via Gaulish, from Proto-Germanic *khamithjan (cf. Old Frisian hemethe, Old Saxon hemithi, Old English hemeðe, German hemd "shirt"), from PIE root *kem- "to cover, cloak" (cf. heaven). The French form took over after c.1200. Related: Chemisette.