corduroys

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corduroys cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth
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Usage

In literature:

Our route was largely through a low, swampy country, over a "corduroy" road.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
Corduroying= is done by laying logs crosswise of the road and touching each other.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
He was in corduroy trousers and belted corduroy jacket, with a khaki-colored flannel shirt.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
In her corduroy skirt and jacket, she looked very girlish.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
I listened, over the rattling roll of the wheels on the corduroy, but there was no second cry.
"The La Chance Mine Mystery" by Susan Carleton Jones
An old man in leggings and corduroys came stumping along the path; His Highness heard him coming and turned his keen head.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
Corduroy trousers and slops are the usual style.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
These younger men were nattily though plainly attired in corduroy, with leggings and caps.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
None the less, the boys could see where long ago an attempt had been made to corduroy the bog.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
I'm going to put on my corduroys and live with that mine until it grows up.
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge
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In poetry:

A clustering round the tavern-door
Of square-toed village boys,
Still wearing, as their grandsires wore,
The old-world corduroys!
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Yet he always held his head up
Like the scions of noble houses
For the vests he wore were made from the seat
Of his father’s corduroy trousers.
"The Gambler" by Billy Bennett

In news:

State schools Superintendent Sandy Garrett is reading Don Freeman's book "Corduroy" to students at Oklahoma City's Mark Twain Elementary this morning.
Taylor Swift rocked pale pink corduroys in Santa Monica on Tuesday.
Corduroy 's Tom Power Explains New Restaurant Name Change.
Corduroy 's Tom Power Renames Second Restaurant.
Corduroy chef/owner Tom Power.
Reading Between the Lines, This Is a Big Date for Corduroy Fans.
Former Corduroy manager Ferhat Yalcin is bringing fish sandwiches to College Park.
Choose a colorful, firmly woven, heavy cloth such as cotton duck, corduroy, or denim.
Photo by Greg Sweetser Corduroy killers at Sugarloaf.
Corduroy's Tom Power Renames Second Restaurant.
Photograph courtesy of Corduroy restaurant.
There's something about a weekend of relaxation at your favorite vineyard that begs for lightweight windbreakers, well-fitting corduroys, and your favorite, thin and airy collared-shirt.
All that extra metal produces an incredibly powerful ride and a ski that clings to corduroy and ice with magnetlike hold.
Offer not valid on Old Navy Everyday Steals, Jeans, and Corduroy merchandise online only.
Lightweight corduroy blazer, $695, Gant by Michael Bastian.
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