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- n. Plural form of gaskin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Loose hose or breeches; galligaskins.
- n.pl. Packing of hemp.
- n.pl. A horse's thighs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as galligaskins
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I decided to favor a big black mule named Genghis Khan -- tall, tucked up, with pointy hips and long gaskins on his hind legs -- because if he couldn't run, it didn't look like there was anything else he could do.
She could tell the stallion was from the finest stock; every line of its body conveyed this: from his graceful head, tapering from the eyes to the muzzle; the sharply cut cheekbones; the gentle arch from the poll to the withers; the powerful loins, high croup, and fine haunches; the well-set tail and short dock; the gaskins full and muscular without being heavy.
They correspond respectively to our "arms" (i.e. forearms) and "gaskins," and anatomically speaking = the radius (os brachii) and the tibia.
That if one break, the other will hold; or, if both break, your gaskins fall.
“arms” (i.e. forearms) and “gaskins,” and anatomically speaking = the radius (os brachii) and the tibia.
a switch under the hocks, others employ an attendant to run alongside and strike the horse with a stick under the gaskins.
"two points," "That if one breaks, the other will hold; or if both breaks, your gaskins will fall." and also her potential cruelness, when she snickers condescendingly at the young bare-peascod Cesario, all alone beneath the the house right balcony in Olivia's house.
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