Vamping

Usage examples:

" Tess is a fine figure o' fun, as I said to myself to- day when I zeed her vamping round parish with the rest," observed one of the elderly boozers in an undertone.
- Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
He regretted now his vamping of the old suit.
- The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
While the iron is still hot another four hundred pages of well- sugared pro- Ally propaganda appears, Mare Nostrum, which mingles Ulysses and scientific information about ocean currents, Amphitrite and submarines, Circe and a vamping Theda Bara who was really a German Spy, in one grand chant of praise before the Mumbo- Jumbo of nationalism.
- Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos
It was likely only her way of vamping a man, anyway, and a mighty tantalizing one at that.
- The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
I hadn't actually set eyes on Bill since an ill- fated birthday dinner Donna had thrown for him in midsummer, a favor to a producer friend of hers at the station who'd wanted to try vamping a real live millionaire.
- The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
Several times every year I had to choose between mortally hurting her feelings, and watching her elaborate " vamping through eight or ten costly reels.
- They Call Me Carpenter by Upton Sinclair
" No," says I, " Mame's vamping was just practice stuff.
- Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford
Peter began to wonder if he had decided wisely in vamping the old suit.
- The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
Whence to graft a new Footing on old Stockings is still call'd Vamping
- Early English Meals and Manners by Various
And however tedious she found his vamping song of sixpence, his sittings in the parlour counting out his mirage- money, she put up with them in consideration of her privilege.
- Balzac by Frederick Lawton