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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One wearing stockings.
  • n. A common soldier; also, a faint-hearted coward.


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  • In addition, caligate means wearing military boots (caligae) (OED).

    July 15, 2012

  • Wearing caligae, Roman military footwear. This adjective is more useful in light of their bizarre comeback.

    August 12, 2008