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clotheshorse

One who is very interest in their appearance, clothing, and fashion. Of course he wore an ascot to the barbeque—he's a real clotheshorse.
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clotheshorse

(ˈklozhors)
n. someone who is obsessed with clothing and looking good in it. Her brother is the real clotheshorse.
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A tub and a clothes-horse at the other end of the kitchen indicated an intermittent wash of small things also going on.
Having finished her pies, she moved towards the clothes-horse, and said, "Come here and tell me the story I told you on Wednesday, about Cincinnatus."
Over against a London house, a corner house not far from Cavendish Square, a man with a wooden leg had sat for some years, with his remaining foot in a basket in cold weather, picking up a living on this wise:--Every morning at eight o'clock, he stumped to the corner, carrying a chair, a clothes-horse, a pair of trestles, a board, a basket, and an umbrella, all strapped together.
He was dressed in a greasy flannel gown, with his throat bare; and seemed to be dividing his attention between the frying-pan and the clothes-horse, over which a great number of silk handkerchiefsl were hanging.
Several clothes-horses, a pillion, a spinning-wheel, and an old box wide open and stuffed full of coloured rags.
With the spirit of prophecy upon me, I could look into the future and see her erect statues and monuments to her unspeakable Georges and other royal and noble clothes-horses, and leave unhonored the creators of this world -- after God -- Gutenburg, Watt, Arkwright, Whitney, Morse, Stephenson, Bell.
The Duchess of Cambridge changed her dress at least three times a day, making her the mostphotographed clothes-horse since Princess Diana, whose memory she is plainly determined to eclipse.
STRICTLY clothes-horse Jeremy Vine "going for Gene Kelly" but nailing Matthew Kelly instead.
I think Kate's vacuous clothes-horse, silent media profile is actively damaging to young women who lack positive female role models.
Beyond the old gnarled apple trees, Where "clothes-horse" tents were made, Tall poplars sway on gentle breeze, Interchanging light and shade.
It has been a long-standing concern for many in this country that parts of society idolise clothes-horse models, drug-taking popstars and even reality TV contestants.
ELIZABETH Hurley proves once again that she is little more than a walking clothes-horse in Kathryn Bigelow's perplexing murder mystery.
The while, on bloody apron gray as wash, On face and hair of soggy ash, On an old beat-up clothes-horse, The young waiters wait-- Brown-skinned, black-chevelured, sinewed, muscled-- Two to a side.
Fellow clothes-horse Sarah Morrissey also rocked a Beckham nude jersey evening dress (EUR2,495) at the launch.
He wanted to show he is not the brainless clothes-horse he has been portrayed.