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clothespress

[klohz-pres, klohth z-] /ˈkloʊzˌprɛs, ˈkloʊðz-/
noun
1.
a receptacle for clothes, as a chest, wardrobe, or closet.
Origin of clothespress
1705-1715
1705-15; clothes + press1
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  • It had been lying near the clothes-press in which the unfortunate Pitt had taken refuge.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • Fred glanced expectantly in the direction of the top of the clothes-press.

    The Uncalled Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • There was a bed in the room, a wash-stand, a couple of chairs, and a clothes-press.

    Frank and Fearless Horatio Alger Jr.
  • The chest, Baissac tells us, is the clothes-press of the poor.

    "Gombo Zhbes" Lafcadio Hearn
  • Presently she rose again, opened the clothes-press, and took out some boiled rice and sopped bread, which she gave to the parrot.

  • Polacca, quite pale, came from her hiding-place behind the clothes-press.

    Marie Alexander Pushkin
  • She threw the whole furniture of her clothes-press on a heap, and stamped on them for very rage.

  • And he needed a clothes-press; I was on no account to forget that clothes-press.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • Some other pamphlets and magazines were stacked up on the top of the clothes-press.

  • She was much more likely to find it in her clothes-press filled with golden guineas.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for clothes-press

clothes-press

noun
1.
a piece of furniture for storing clothes, usually containing wide drawers and a cabinet
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