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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Coverings for the legs of men or boys, consisting of trousers which reach only to the knees, -- worn with long stockings.

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  • noun dated Coverings for the legs of men or boys, consisting of trousers which reach only to the knees.

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Examples

  • A planter of about thirty years of age, clad in buckskin shortclothes, sat smoking his pipe, after his noonday meal, in the wide entry that ran through his double log house from the south side to the north, the house being of the sort called alliteratively "two pens and a passage."

    Duffels

  • Margaret and Miss Arbuser were ushered in through a double row of servants in livery -- shortclothes and stockings -- in decorous vacuity -- an array necessary to bring into relief the naturalness and simplicity of the entertainers.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Margaret and Miss Arbuser were ushered in through a double row of servants in livery -- shortclothes and stockings -- in decorous vacuity -- an array necessary to bring into relief the naturalness and simplicity of the entertainers.

    Little Journey in the World

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