Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of top, commonly of solid wood with a metal peg, which is spun by the rapid uncoiling of a string wound round it.
- n. plural A kind of trousers very wide at the top, and gradually narrowing till they become tight at the ankles: so called from their resemblance when on the person to the toy so named.
- Shaped like a child's top.
“It was his joy to recall, for all who came, the days of the bicycle built for two, the peg-top trousers and brown derbies of the men, and of the bustles, flounces and puffed sleeves of the women.”
“‘John has lately been speculating in the peg-top ring; and I often say to him at night, “John, IS the result worth the wear and tear?”’”
“This was too large for their little hands to grasp, and by means of some grievance inside, or perhaps through a cruel trick of the plumber, up went the long handle every time small fingers were too confiding, and there it stood up like the tail of a rampant cow, or a branch inaccessible, until an old shawl or the cord of a peg-top could be cast up on high to reduce it.”
“R. Wilfer locked up his desk one evening, and, putting his bunch of keys in his pocket much as if it were his peg-top, made for home.”
“A young man in peg-top trousers and side whiskers carrying a spiked stick appeared by the lake.”
“Mayakin spoke fast, whirling like a peg-top amid the crowd of people.”
““Kirra-kul” (EUPOMATIA LAURINA), which resembles an obtuse peg-top, and is spun from the peg.”
“They had bought flaring suits with huge peg-top trousers and gigantic padded shoulders.”
“An old-fashioned nearly, crinolines and peg-top trousers.”
“He had four men with him who wore a mixture of fawn- and charcoal-colored suits with peg-top trousers.”
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