- From Balbriggan, a place in Ireland. (Wiktionary)
- After Balbriggan, a seaport of eastern Ireland. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The most popular lunchtime dish, Mr. Boyle says, is the balbriggan salmon, served atop sweet potatoes and spinach in a sweet malt vinegar sauce.”
“The balbriggan cotton cup dangled in the air as Milt expanded the length of elastic, then released it with a snap.”
“But fancy the shock to one's æstheticism at seeing coarse balbriggan allied to barbaric splendour.”
“There were men in complete Moro costume, handsome and picturesque; others ruining their appearance by the addition of a hideous balbriggan undershirt, sandwiched between tight trousers with innumerable buttons and a brilliantly coloured turban; while still others, in little else than a fez and breech-clout, seemed not a whit abashed.”
“Six changes of underwear -- merino or wool -- and a dozen balbriggan or woolen hose will be sufficient.”
“Martin Dockerill ate pun'kin pie with his fingers, played "Marching through Georgia" on the mouth-organ, admired burlesque-show women in sausage-shaped pink tights, and wore balbriggan socks that always reposed in wrinkles over the tops of his black shoes with frayed laces.”
“After a pause, Aunt Selina got up heavily and went upstairs, coming down soon after with a bundle covered with a green shawl, and with a white balbriggan stocking trailing from an opening in it.”
“Walter Gresham occupy residence lots worth $1,000 each, but that you inhabit a $1,500 cottage and he a $150,000 mansion; and suppose that your income is $2,000 a year while his is $20,000: Do you think there is any necessity for tearing your balbriggan undershirt because not compelled to put up as much for the maintenance of government as your wealthy neighbor?”
“Ordinary Peruvian cotton has a fibre nearly two inches long; it is used in the manufacture of hosiery and balbriggan underwear, and also to adulterate wool.”
“Egyptian cotton is very fine and is used mainly in the manufacture of thread and the finer grades of balbriggan underwear.”
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