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COMMODE. A woman's head dress.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)

Com*mode" (?), n. [F. commode, fr. commode convenient, L. commodus; com- + modus measure, mode. See Mode.] 1. A kind of headdress formerly worn by ladies, raising the hair and fore part of the cap to a great height.

Or under high commodes, with looks erect.

2. A piece of furniture, so named according to temporary fashion; as: (a) A chest of drawers or a bureau. (b) A night stand with a compartment for holding a chamber vessel. (c) A kind of close stool. (d) A movable sink or stand for a wash bowl, with closet.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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