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  • n. Plural form of breechclout.

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Examples

  • In practice, decades of hard service in the wilderness had simplified field uniforms, which gave way to faded colors, and by the 1750s the enlisted men campaigned in Indian dress: moccasins, leggings, breechclouts, and a hooded capot similar to the “hunting shirt” of Virginia.

    George Washington’s First War

  • The Apaches, who fought on foot, became easy marks for the mounted, thundering Comanches in their breechclouts and black war paint.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • The Nermernuh had arrived in town in buckskins and breechclouts.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • Some went about naked to the waist, wearing the equivalent of Indian breechclouts over leggings.29 Many were large, physically imposing men with thick, brawny arms, long hair, and full beards.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • They were half-naked it was summer in Houston, so they wore simple breechclouts, they did ride mustangs that were small, unshod, scrawny, and unattractive by European standards.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • After the snow fell, One Horn and his friends gave up their breechclouts for trousers made of leather.

    Betrayed!

  • A team of tall brown men wearing breechclouts was washing recent filth from the factory's facade.

    Lord of the Isles

  • The ordinary seamen wore only breechclouts — and headbands for those men who hadn't shaved to bare scalp or mere stubble.

    Lord of the Isles

  • Stripped down to breechclouts, with a dagger stuck behind in the small of the back, they trotted to the river on horsemen's bowed legs and waded in, beginning to work their way hand over hand along the thick rope along which the ferry ran.

    The Great Hunt

  • The men were reasonably covered by sizable breechclouts made of bark; the women were clad in no more than paint.

    River Of Desire

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