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Having sleeves that do not reach below the elbow.‘a short-sleeved silk top’
- ‘He's looking very casual in a black short-sleeved shirt and jeans.’
- ‘Wearing jeans and a short-sleeved shirt, David Gibson spoke only to give the court his name, address and date of birth.’
- ‘The kid was scrawny and tall with a necktie way too small and a short-sleeved dress shirt that was way too big.’
- ‘He wore a short-sleeved, light-coloured shirt and dark jeans or trousers.’
- ‘On the day of the murder he was wearing a short-sleeved shirt and dark trousers.’
- ‘Guys had to wear a short-sleeved purple shirt with a black tie, black pants, and black dress shoes.’
- ‘His green short-sleeved top and leggings were torn at the elbow joints and sleeves.’
- ‘He is wearing a black t-shirt with a short-sleeved shirt over the top unbuttoned completely.’
- ‘He was wearing a cream baseball cap, white short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.’
- ‘Hanging for display over a rack full of garments was a thin, short-sleeved pullover shirt.’
- ‘Business clothing for men is a short-sleeved cotton shirt and trousers of lightweight fabric.’
- ‘Recommended shirts include long or short-sleeved T-shirts, tank tops and camisoles.’
- ‘For modesty, a petticoat and short-sleeved blouse are worn underneath.’
- ‘He was about seventy, with suspenders over a short-sleeved shirt and a lopsided bow tie.’
- ‘He was wearing dark trousers, a white short-sleeved shirt and black shoes.’
- ‘She wore a clean brown vest and a short-sleeved sky-blue blouse, neither of which Dolan had seen before in his life.’
- ‘She had shiny, blonde hair and wore a navy blue sweater vest over a white, short-sleeved blouse along with a matching skirt.’
- ‘It was a pinstriped waistcoat with a collar and short-sleeved shirt.’
- ‘He wore a light leather jacket on top of a short-sleeved white shirt and baggy brown pants.’
- ‘He is wearing a short-sleeved dress shirt and I can see the scab on his elbow.’
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