Definition of Smallclothes

1. n. pl. A man's garment for the hips and thighs; breeches. See Breeches.

Definition of Smallclothes

1. Noun. 18th century knee-breeches ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) (British) underwear and other small items of clothing ¹

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Definition of Smallclothes

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smallclothes

small towns
small trochanter
small ubiquitin-related modifier
small ubiquitin-related modifiers
small uterus
small vein
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small white
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small wonder
smallclothes (current term)
smaller muscle of helix
smaller pectoral muscle
smaller posterior rectus muscle of head
smallest cardiac veins
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smallest room in the house

Literary usage of Smallclothes

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1. The Court of Napoleon: Or, Society Under the First Empire; with Portraits of by Frank Boott Goodrich, Jules Champagne (1858)
"... smallclothes, and a new Pronunciation—Magazines of Fashion. MARIE ANTOINETTE and her retinue set the fashions up to the period of the first ..."

2. The Customs of New England by Joseph Barlow Felt (1853)
"smallclothes came over with our sires to this country. ... From 1689 till after 1727, having been gradually lessened, smallclothes were made longer and ..."

3. Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne (1836)
"Two mantles of crimson velvet, embroidered, with vests, and smallclothes. ... To Prince Joseph, an embroidered mantle, vest, and smallclothes. ..."

4. On Parody by Arthur Shadwell Martin (1896)
"SCENE—smallclothes, with a new pair of gallant velveteen hose, JERKIN, his man, regarding him ... Mine is an honest tongue, good Master smallclothes. SMALL. ..."

5. The American Monthly Magazine by Daughters of the American Revolution (1895)
"A New England publisher going about his daily business is said to have worn " a pea-green coat, white vest, nankeen smallclothes, white stockings, ..."

6. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary by Walter Scott (1827)
"To Prince Jerome, the handle of the antique sabre. To Prince Joseph, an embroidered mantle, vest, and smallclothes. To Prince Lucien, an embroidered mantle, ..."

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