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  • n. Trousers (British)/pants (US) made from corduroy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth


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  • Then the young man in corduroys and the bloom, etc., carried Denny home on his back, after his legs had been bandaged up, so that he looked like "wounded warriors returning."

    The Wouldbegoods

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal Stallion-stitched leather buckle For the Wild Man A little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll circa '70s Eagles, this stallion-stitched leather buckle grooves well with a similar colored belt, worn-in low-slung corduroys, a dandy printed button-down and beat-up espadrilles.

    Shoot From the Hip

  • He hooked his fingers under the belt that fastened his baggy corduroys, tried to lean back casually, and bumped into someone walking by.

    Kate Fridkis: Home-Schoolers Might not be so Weird After All

  • Supposing, he said, two of the most distinguished members of the House of Lords—the Lord Chancellor Lord Simon and Lord Cranborne —suitably dressed in sweaters and corduroys, conversed with ordinary people in a public-house in Wapping.

    From the archive, 20 January 1943: Extremes in spoken English

  • The Italian fashion designer on style, philosophy and wearing corduroys 24-7.

    Cashmere King Brunello Cucinelli

  • More often than not, he turns up at black-tie dinners dressed in a polo shirt, black corduroys, and sneakers.

    Art's New Pecking Order

  • A mink came within twenty feet of me the other day as soon as my companion had left me, and if I had had my gray sack on as well as my corduroys, it would perhaps have come quite up to me.

    A Different Stripe:

  • You will get to know the store well: the buffalo-hide carpet; a stiff pair of black riding boots by the door; and some beautiful casual clothes, such as cherry-red corduroys and navy cardigans, folded on top of a weathered picnic table.

    Ode to Handsome

  • Daniel arrived in a hoodie and corduroys, and we sat on two separate ends of the couch, and he wrote me a note on a piece of paper that said, Do we break our vows when we sneeze?

    The Adults

  • Dressed in a work shirt, corduroys and applejack cap, Mr. Mangum looked like he'd just come in from the fields, and he approached his music with a similar work ethic.

    Hip-Hop Heroes, Alt-Rockers and Some Dark Angels


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