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Wárdrobe. n.s. [garderobe, French; garderoba, low Lat.] A room where cloaths are kept.

The third had of their wardrobe custody,
In which were not rich tires nor garments gay,
The plumes of pride, and wings of vanity,
But cloaths meet to keep keen cold away.
Fairy Queen.

            I will kill all his coats,
I'll murder all his wardrobe piece by piece
Until I meet the king.
Shakespeare's Henry IV.

What from his wardrobe her belov'd allows,
To deck the wedding-day of his unspotted spouse.

It would not be an impertinent design to make a kind of an old Roman wardrobe, where you should see toga's and tunica's, the chlamys and trabea, and all the different vests and ornaments so often mentioned in the Greek and Roman authors. Addison.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 (46) · Spenser, Edmund (254)

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