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"Nobody came near them, and their movements showed a mechanical regularity; their forms standing enshrouded in Hessian 'wroppers'--sleeved brown pinafores, tied behind to the bottom, to keep their gowns from blowing about--scant skirts revealing boots that reached high up to the ankles, and yellow sheepskin gloves with gauntlets. The pensive character which the curtained hood lent to their bent heads would have reminded the observer of some early Italian conception of the two Marys." (361)

Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Middlesex, England: Penguin Books Ltd., 1979 [1891].

Work clothes always seem to beg description of use, while the use of function of "normal" or fancy dress is assumed to be universally understood, at least contemporarily.