drest

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drest

  1. Obsolete form of dressed; simple past tense and past participle of dress
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      No arboret with painted blossomes drest, / And smelling sweet, but there it might be found []
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones
      [] the frightened maid starts from the mossy bank or verdant turf, the pale livery of death succeeds the red regimentals in which Love had before drest her cheeks, fear shakes her whole frame, and her lover scarce supports her trembling tottering limbs.