Cabbage - [kab-ij] Chiefly British 1. a. cloth scraps that remain after a garment has been cut from a fabric and that by custom the tailor may claim. 2. slang - verb. To steal; pilfer: He cabbaged whole yards of cloth.

Cove - (kəʊv) Brit, Austral 1. old-fashioned , slang - a fellow; chap.

Cabbaging Cove: A scoundrel keen on pilfering [from the annals of not-so-distant history]!

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  1. A couple of early-19th century fashions of France. During this period of hostility between the countries, French and English fashions diverged a great deal. 

    Note the Egyptian ornament at the bottom of the classical Greek dress of the merveilluse. When Napoleon brought back gifts from Egypt, Empress Josephine took to the unique styles immediately. She was a fashion icon at the time, and as  such what she preferred to wear was paramount to the styles of the day in Paris.

    In the second illustration, the high waistline of the Parisian dress was very distinctive compared to the corseted and wide-skirted English fashions. After the Napoleonic wars, the fashions of France and England began to become much more similar again. 

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      j’aime les marveilleuses
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      These drawings are fashion caricatures but I HAVE actually seen a pair of pink gladiator sandals from the early empire....
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