One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Wearing an apron.‘aproned waiters in white caps’
- ‘We glimpse hatted ladies, aproned maids, babies in prams, children and dogs.’
- ‘The cafes at either end of the street are sparsely populated, and the aproned man grilling wurst for the restaurant looks bored, lonely and cold, wisps of smoke wreathing lazily about his head.’
- ‘Every neighborhood had one -- a home with an inviting kitchen and an aproned woman asking you if you wanted to something to eat.’
- ‘She turned to the aproned man with whom she had been dealing and smiled.’
- ‘Gloved and aproned nurses, one per patient, move smoothly around their charges, gently raising a bandaged hand from a pillow over here, checking the flow of liquid through a tube over there.’
- ‘In American literature and film, this is where innocence is set, in small towns among old-fashioned American types: the avuncular family doctor, the aproned fellow called Pop who runs the diner.’
- ‘Older women in the village of Scanno in the valley of the river Sagittario, dress in long black aproned skirts.’
- ‘An examination of the logo shows that the white-haired apple-cheeked aproned cook one seems to recall from yesteryear has now metamorphised into a cook more representative of the current demographic breakdown of the country.’
- ‘I marveled at the aproned men taking turns at the poolside grills.’
- ‘An aproned man in a tobacconist's window pressed his palms to the glass and looked skyward.’
- ‘Now the aproned man gently pulled the bags away, murmuring somethingI couldnt understand the Flemish.’
- ‘He is about as unponcy as they come and while, in a cooking context, his rough-and-ready approach may unnerve the hygiene queens, it's a relief from all the aproned men with slick hairdos and oven thermometers.’
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