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    a braided boy

    I was wondering about the expression braided boy below. Are we talking about hair, or something completely different?

    Presently he turned and joined her. "You go right along up to bed--I'm
    going to sit down here and have my smoke," he said. He spoke as easily
    and naturally as if they had been an old couple, long used to each
    other's ways, and her contracted heart gave a flutter of relief. She
    followed him to the lift, and he put her in and enjoined the buttoned
    and braided boy to show her to her room.
    (Edith Wharton - Summer)

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    Re: a braided boy

    She is describing the boy's uniform which is ornamented with braid, like this:http://tinyurl.com/2xdj3h

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    Re: a braided boy

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    She is describing the boy's uniform which is ornamented with braid, like this:http://tinyurl.com/2xdj3h
    Hm, I kind of envisaged something like that. But, what exactly are the braids? The white stuff hanging in front and on his shoulder? Even my English-Swedish dictionary seems to be a bit confused .

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    Re: a braided boy

    Quote Originally Posted by Caorthine View Post
    Hm, I kind of envisaged something like that. But, what exactly are the braids? The white stuff hanging in front and on his shoulder? Even my English-Swedish dictionary seems to be a bit confused .
    Not the white stuff. The braid is the decorative embroidery around the button-holes and the collar - it's probably golden.

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    Re: a braided boy

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Not the white stuff. The braid is the decorative embroidery around the button-holes and the collar - it's probably golden.

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