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  • n. braccae, breeches; an undergarment worn in medieval Europe


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  • Gabriele - I think somewhere near the start of the novel it says something like "drawers, called braies", so people who know the medieval term can see that the author knows it too.

    Outlaw, by Angus Donald. Book review

  • From loincloths, to braies, to codpieces and union suits, men have come a long way in the underwear department.

    Karin Tanabe: The Things Men Wear Under There

  • Which are pretty kinky, considering that if I understand medieval male clothing correctly he presumably had to take them off to remove his chausses and braies and then put them back on again.

    The warrior heroine in cover art

  • By page 11, said handsome young man who is Waltheof, the English earl of the back cover blurb has noticed Judith and is sufficiently attracted to her β€œto make him shift on the bench and adjust his braies*.”

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • She lifted Guillaume out of his arms in exchange for the shirt and braies.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • He wore a loose white cotton shirt stuffed into Frankish-style braies and hose.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Annais busied herself sorting them out, casting the shirt and braies into a rushwork laundry basket, setting the tunic and hose aside to be aired and brushed.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • His braies were made of the finest linen chansil, and because they were saturated, left no room for modesty.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • The cord holding up Sabin's braies was knotted and there were some moments of exquisite torture while a giggling Lora unpicked the tangle with her sharp nails.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Annais knelt before the open coffer in the bedchamber and lifted out the shirts and braies that had belonged to Gerbert.

    The Falcons of Montabard


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