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(Usually in plural) a garment worn in readiness for one's ascension to heaven (in imitation of the appearance of Christ's garments at his transfiguration); specifically a muslin robe worn amongst the Millerites in the expectation of the advent of Christ.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Nauvoo (Illinois) Neighbor.
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