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  • Ben Johnson described Sir Christmas in Christmas His Masque 1616 as clad in round hose, long stockings, doublet, high-crowned hat with a broach, long thin beard, ruffles, white shoes, a scarf and cross-tied garters.

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  • Ben Johnson described Sir Christmas in Christmas His Masque 1616 as clad in round hose, long stockings, doublet, high-crowned hat with a broach, long thin beard, ruffles, white shoes, a scarf and cross-tied garters.

    Father Christmas

  • They made double hitches around the hog's legs, then cross-tied the straps with the loose ends.

    Clean Kill

  • Markeno and Tholie had become cross-tied with Thonolan and Jetamio; Markeno was as close in kinship as he, and he was a brother born of the same mother.

    The Plains of Passage

  • To overcome this handicap his hair was braided, tied and cross-tied and his top-heaviness reduced to a dozen scattered knobs and knots -- knots pulled so tight they glaringly exposed the white scalp between, and the tying of which brought tears to his eyes.

    Watch Yourself Go By

  • These, in most cases, were at an angle of forty-five degrees, or less; strongly constructed of heavy beams, cross-tied together and firmly pegged into the hard bluff-clay.

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

  • An ounce of tincture of iodin was injected into this joint after having cleansed the margin of the wound and the mare was cross-tied in a single stall to keep her from lying down.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • From the north bank was built what was called the "tree dam," formed of large trees laid with the current, the branches interlocking, the trunks down stream and cross-tied with heavy timber; upon this was thrown brush, brick, and stone, and the weight of water as it rose bound the fabric more closely down upon the bottom of the river.

    The Gulf and Inland Waters The Navy in the Civil War. Volume 3.

  • A vacationing teenager wears "a Hakka-style lampshade hat and a cheongsam dress with toggle buttons and Grecian sandals cross-tied round her ankles."

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