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[kraws-gahr-terd, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈgɑr tərd, ˈkrɒs-/
(in Elizabethan and other costumes) wearing garters crisscrossed on the leg. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • What crowds of well-dressed, well-fed Malvolios, “smiling” at one another, though not cross-gartered!

  • Guards he wears none, which makes him live more upright than any cross-gartered gentleman-usher.

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

    The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent
  • The slim ankles and feet were cased in white silk, cross-gartered with silver and shod with silver sandals.

    The Marriage of William Ashe Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • His doublet was of scarlet, while his long hose of white were cross-gartered with scarlet from his tiny sandals to his knees.

    The Outlaw of Torn Edgar Rice Burroughs

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