from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An article of clothing covering each leg separately, that covers the area from the waist to the ankle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A garment for men, consisting of breeches and stockings in one: so called because worn by Venetians.
- In the early years of the nineteenth century, tight-fitting garments for the thighs and legs, worn by men of fashion, generally buttoned around the lower part of the calf, or sometimes tied with ribbons at this point.
- Trousers—the modern trousers having succeeded to the pantaloons by a gradual transition.
- Synonyms See trousers.
Emperor of Russia, one day ordered the soldiers to stop every passenger who wore pantaloons, and with their hangers to cut off, upon the leg, the offending part of these superfluous breeches; so that a man's legs depended greatly on the adroitness and humanity of a Russ or a Cossack; however this war against _pantaloons_ was very successful, and obtained
Babies, as soon as born, are clad in pantaloons and loose waist, irrespective of sex.
All their money is reserved to buy new dresses for this occasion, silver rolls or gold linings for their hats, or new deerskin pantaloons and embroidered jackets with silver buttons.
Hanging off the thigh of her pantaloons was a live lobster, his jagged claws entangled in her charming white ruffles.
_Babolain_ reveals his quality by calling pantaloons, in several places, _pants_, and by adopting an ugly locative common enough in New
My nether garments are handed to the khan; in the pocket of my pantaloons is a purse containing a few kerans.
Josiah and Sam Liggins were well dressed, only their pantaloons were a trifle too short and their shoes needed blacking.
Showing very plainly that they had no idea that my pantaloons were a very genteel pair, made in the height of the sporting fashion, and copied from my cousin's, who was a young man of fortune and drove a tilbury.
Yesterday afternoon I noticed that Spain the Cat had developed a condition known (around our house) as "booty dreads" -- whereby her "pantaloons" were growing matted again, even though I just combed her down a couple of days ago.
From the first week of her life, I always referred to her pants as "pantaloons" because I was (and am) reading the Aubrey/Maturin seafaring series by Patrick O'Brian.
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