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A leg-of-mutton sleeve.
- ‘The small gigot sleeve is particularly attractive to create a broad shoulder line, which in turn gives the illusion of a small waist.’
- ‘Large gigot sleeves along with wider and shorter skirts began to emerge as the silhouette for the Romantic Period.’
- ‘Her gown is authentically styled, from the ribbed gigot sleeves and romantic ribbons to the ruffled bodice and underskirt, and soft pastel colors.’
- ‘By the 1830s dresses included printed cottons with high tucked waists and gigot sleeves.’
- ‘The sleeves, which are very near approach to the old gigot sleeves, are drawn in at the elbow and wrist with bands of ribbons.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.