Definition of Balbriggans
1. balbriggan [n] - See also: balbriggan
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Literary usage of Balbriggans
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Egypt, Burma and British Malaysia by William Eleroy Curtis (1905)
"It is used for the manufacture of balbriggans, hosiery, and other fine articles, and has become a necessity not only in Europe but in the United States. ..."
2. Bradbury's Pleading and Practice Reports by Harry Bower Bradbury (1912)
"... that between them they took out of this box that they had taken in sufficient balbriggans or the cloth or garments that they were preparing to dye to ..."
3. The United Service Magazine by Arthur William Alsager Pollock (1847)
"palled them over her legs, lest she should expose to his unwilling scrutiny their shapeless rotundity under a pair of genuine balbriggans. ..."
4. Jets and Flashes by Henry Clay Lukens (1883)
"At last all was done, including the cramming of the wee socks and more lengthy balbriggans. Susie Brown, the Bright-eyed kitchen maid, had been quietly told ..."
5. Baker's Darkey Plays: A Collection of Short, Humorous Plays in Black Face by Frank E. Hiland, George H. Coes, E. Bowers, Walter H. Baker & Co. (Boston, Mass.) (1903)
"Now, are you sure you put your balbriggans PHIL. (catching her). Everything I need. You mustn't look at my suit-case. You'd be shocked at the bachelor ..."
6. English homes in India (1869)
"... on my own choice " balbriggans," how useful a lady's fingers employed in such a work would be; but it was not till long after, and by degrees, ..."