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riding habit

habit1 (def 11).
Origin of riding habit
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It took her a week to make her riding-habit, and then they commenced their rides.

    The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8) Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
  • Without waiting to change her riding-habit, Roma turned into her aunt's room.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • "No," answered Merle, who did not possess a riding-habit at all.

    A Fortunate Term Angela Brazil
  • A riding-habit should be absolutely neat, simple, and inconspicuous.

    The Etiquette of To-day Edith B. Ordway
  • The most distressing thing was that we had not a riding-habit in the family.

  • The riding-habit should be made of broadcloth or some other suitable cloth.

    Social Life Maud C. Cooke
  • She put her hand into the pocket of her riding-habit, and drew out a little packet.

  • Emilia wore Arabella's riding-habit, Adela's hat, and Cornelia's gloves.

    Sandra Belloni, Complete George Meredith
  • She was already in her riding-habit; so without delay we went forth, calling first upon Mrs. Russell.

    Peter Parley's Own Story Samuel G. Goodrich
  • Miss Virginia Carvel came down the steps in her riding-habit.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for riding-habit

riding habit

a woman's dress worn for riding, usually with a full or a divided skirt
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