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Today's Word "raiment"

Clothing in general on

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raiment \RAY-ment\ (noun) - Clothing in general; garments; -- usually singular in form, with a collective sense.

"When he saw the doctor coming, it was as if from a very long distance, and his white coat shone like the illumined raiment of an angel." -- Niall Williams, "As It Is In Heaven"

 

Raiment is from Middle English rayment, short for arrayment, from arrayen, "to array."

 

 

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