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garment

 [gahr´ment]
an article of clothing.
pneumatic antishock garment an inflatable garment used to combat shock, stabilize fractures, promote hemostasis and increase peripheral vascular resistance. Called also MAST suit.
Pneumatic antishock garment (MAST suit).
pressure garment a garment that applies continual pressure over large areas of healing skin after burns, trauma, and surgical intervention; worn continually for several months to a year, it limits hypertrophy and contraction of scar tissue.
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Its very garments, moreover, partook of the magical change, and shone with the gloss of novelty and glistened with the skilfully embroidered gold that had long ago been rent away.
I was very anxious to secure some clothes for the winter, but in this I was disappointed, except for a few garments which my brother John secured for me.
By stretching them upon the stems of trees, and diligently scraping them, he had managed to save them in a fair condition, and now that his clothes were threatening to cover his nakedness no longer, he commenced to fashion a rude garment of them, using a sharp thorn for a needle, and bits of tough grass and animal tendons in lieu of thread.
When I ask for a garment of a particular form, my tailoress tells me gravely, "They do not make them so now," not emphasizing the "They" at all, as if she quoted an authority as impersonal as the Fates, and I find it difficult to get made what I want, simply because she cannot believe that I mean what I say, that I am so rash.
As it grew dusk, the wind fell; its distant moanings were more low and mournful; and, as it came creeping up the road, and rattling covertly among the dry brambles on either hand, it seemed like some great phantom for whom the way was narrow, whose garments rustled as it stalked along.
Strange, stiff garments were upon my body; garments that cracked and powdered away from me as I rose to a sitting posture.
The wild fruits were her food, the fresh dew in the flower-cups her drink, while the green leaves served her for little robes; and thus she found garments in the flowers of the field, and a happy home with Mother Brown-Breast; and all in the wood, from the stately trees to the little mosses in the turf, were friends to the merry child.
Many of this strange company wore foolscaps, and had little bells appended to their garments, tinkling with a silvery sound, responsive to the inaudible music of their gleesome spirits.
Was there no profession in this age of specialism for taking away children's garments from houses where they were suddenly become a pain?
Ten minutes later the ape-man, carrying the outer garments of an Arab bundled beneath an arm, rejoined his companions.
Also, he was teasingly interested in the certain small garments on which Dede worked, while she was radiantly happy over them, though at times, when his tender fun was too insistent, she was rosily confused or affectionately resentful.
With fresh-sprinkled garments in the box, covered with the board and pressed by the iron, the device was complete and in operation.