short pants

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n short pants trousers that end at or above the knee
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Quotations

  • Karl Kraus
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    “A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.”

Usage

In literature:

Why, Tommy, you are scarcely out of short pants, and I've only begun to put my hair up.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
The gold seekers who clung to their heavy boots and trousers and flannel shorts fairly panted.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
Then it was short and hurried, like the pants of one dying.
"The Forsaken Inn" by Anna Katharine Green
Then he stopped short, panting.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
The coat and pants were much too short for him, but otherwise they fitted very well.
"The Coming Wave" by Oliver Optic
This evolution was repeated again and again, till Saxe stopped short, panting.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
I pulled my suspenders up as much as possible in order to make my pants ridiculously short.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
The contending lines stopped at last their tangled rushes and straggled, panting, back for a short intermission.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
The other man wore nothing but sandals and a pair of loose short pants of some heavy and serviceable material.
"The Airlords of Han" by Philip Francis Nowlan
For the rest, I had on simply one of my old pairs of short, white running pants and a sleeveless running shirt.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
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In news:

Thom Browne dresses like an insurance adjuster circa 1957, eats the same breakfast every day, and wears pants that are way too short.
Bill Bradley hasn't run around in a tank top and short pants since the late 1970?s, so most of today's young voters have no memory of his glorious career as a Knick.
SAN JOSE, Calif – High school cheerleaders have been told to wear sweat pants under too-short miniskirts because a Northern California principal says the uniforms are too risque .
These sampledelic DJs were slamming together records when Girl Talk was in short pants.
(In short shorts, tight pants, spandex, or boy shorts.
From blazers and pants to shorts, tanks and accessories, white was the black of the 2011 summer season.
For example, a reasonable standard of dress rules out tight or short pants, tank tops, low-cut or revealing blouses, halter tops, or any extreme in dress ...
When jeans are too heavy and shorts are too, well, short, do you reach for pants, or for slacks.
Short pants are more common Loop on an unusually warm day.
Your Pregnant Friend Who Always Has Crumbs on her Belly and a Little Plumber's Crack Action Because Her Shirts are Too Short and Her Pants Refuse to Stay Up.
Tight pants, short shorts, fedoras, pierced septums — these trends will no longer separate one hipster from another.
Womens Mother to the Brides Dresses Sweaters Blouses Skirts Shorts Pants Dresses Suits Socks Mens Suits Pant Shrits Shorts.
If you're wearing shorts, kneepads and kneeling pads protect your skin—and if you're wearing pants, they save your clothes.
Our December 2007 issue features an article titled "To All a Good Night" with instructions for lengthening the shorts into long pants.
Designs and markets upscale casual clothing (mainly khaki pants and shorts, polo shirts, and sweaters) sold in 500 stores in the U.S. University of North Carolina.
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In science:

This estimate in fact holds for roughly g log g short geodesics out of the total 3g − 3 which requires to get a pants decomposition of the surface.
The length of closed geodesics on random Riemann Surfaces
Building on work of Wolpert (see for instance ), Brock covers Teichm¨uller space with regions corresponding to when given marked pants decompositions are short (called Bers regions in reference to Bers’ constants) and then sends these regions to the topological pants decompositions.
Simple closed geodesics and the study of Teichm\"uller spaces
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