trunk hose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trunk hose puffed breeches of the 16th and 17th centuries usually worn over hose
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trunk hose large breeches formerly worn, reaching to the knees.
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Usage

In literature:

Worldly-Wiseman alone, by some inexplicable quirk, stands before Christian in laced hat, embroidered waistcoat, and trunk-hose.
"Lay Morals and Other Papers" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Let not thy breeches be too tight, or hang too loose about thy thighs, like the trunk-hose of our ancestors.
"The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" by Laurence Sterne
Trunk-hose too, my fair dame?
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
He ran his hands into his capacious trunk hose.
"The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
ROUND TRUNKS, trunk hose, short loose breeches reaching almost or quite to the knees.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
ROUND TRUNKS, trunk hose, short loose breeches reaching almost or quite to the knees.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
Lambertsen soon made his appearance with the doublet, trunk-hose, and shoes of a bricklayer, together with trowel and measuring-rod.
"The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II." by John Lothrop Motley
Isn't it odd that ever since I was born I have had a longing to see my father in trunk-hose?
"The History of Don Quixote, Vol. II., Part 33" by Miguel de Cervantes
Isn't it odd that ever since I was born I have had a longing to see my father in trunk-hose?
"The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete" by Miguel de Cervantes
Her successes have varied inversely as the length of her trunk-hose.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870" by Various
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