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  • n. Plural form of garter.

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Examples

  • IV. i.93 (416,7) [garters of an indifferent knit] What is the sense of this I know not, unless it means, that their _garters_ should be _fellows_; _indifferent_, or _not different_, one from the other.

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • Not for an instant did he bow to fate: all shackled as he was, his legs engarlanded in heavy chains -- which he called his garters -- he tempered his merriment with the meditation of escape.

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • I am glad of that said Mr Salteena I am [Pg 66] not so nimble as I was and my garters are a trifle tight.

    The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan

  • It was a small flat box such as garters might come in; he opened it carefully, intending to rewrap it exactly as it had been. \par

    Time Enough For Love

  • These generally consist of objects of women's workmanship, such as garters, belts, moccasins, &c.; then follows a meeting of the parents, which terminates by a speech from the girl's father, who mentions his daughter as the "dove," or "lily," or "whisper of the breeze," or any other pretty Indian name which may appertain to her.

    Monsieur Violet

  • These generally consist of objects of women's workmanship, such as garters, belts, mocassins, etcetera; then follows a meeting of the parents, which terminates by a speech from the girl's father, who mentions his daughter as the "dove," or "lily," or "whisper of the breeze," or any other pretty Indian name which may appertain to her.

    Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet

  • "garters" we carried them home and put them in Aunt Patsy's work-basket for a surprise; for she was prejudiced against snakes, and always when she took the basket in her lap and they began to climb out of it it disordered her mind.

    Chapters from My Autobiography

  • Yellow tights makes me think of Malvolio - I recommend cross garters to finish off thelook.

    Happy David Tennant's Birthday To You All

  • Entwined tongues run, taking his inventory of lighters, lace garters, truculence and belts:

    Doctor D's Bad Sex Feedback Loop

  • She and I had kept a box of garters on more than one occasion.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

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