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half hose

short hose; socks.
Origin of half hose
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His firm little legs, in half hose and presumably white knickers, were spread apart and his hands were in his pockets.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • From the wealthiest Baboo to the commonest fruit seller, half hose or full stockings are very commonly used.

    The Hindoos as they Are Shib Chunder Bose

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