cross-gartered love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wearing garters crossed upon the leg.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Marcus Powell's ludicrously cross-gartered Malvolio seems not only to have abandoned his senses, but taken up golf.

    Twelfth Night

  • The bower is floored in lords and ladies, ground ivy and mosses, and its eight trunks cross-gartered with wild hops, our English vines.

    Wildwood

  • The bower is floored in lords and ladies, ground ivy and mosses, and its eight trunks cross-gartered with wild hops, our English vines.

    Wildwood

  • Remember who commended thy yellow stockings, and wished to see thee ever cross-gartered: I say, remember.

    Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

  • She did commend my yellow stockings of late, she did praise my leg being cross-gartered; and in this she manifests herself to my love, and with a kind of injunction drives me to these habits of her liking.

    Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

  • I will be strange, stout, in yellow stockings, and cross-gartered, even with the swiftness of putting on.

    Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

  • His green tunic was beautifully molded to his body and at mid-thigh length exposed smooth-fitting azure chausses, cross-gartered in the green of his tunic, that displayed his handsome legs to fine effect.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • The shape of the legs, the 'yellow cross-gartered stockings' of poor Malvolio in _Twelfth Night_ are here ridiculed.

    Shakspere and Montaigne

  • _Euphues_ is a very Malvolio among books, cross-gartered and wreathed as to its countenance with set smiles.

    The Bibliotaph and Other People

  • _Malvolios_, "smiling" at one another, though not cross-gartered!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 2, 1841

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