- stockings or socks of any kind.
- the business of a hosier.
Origin of hosiery
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Examples from the Web for hosiery
Pantyhose for men have become trendy in Europe—and have surged in popularity at a hosiery boutique called Emilio Cavallini.Jacob Tomsky Wears Mantyhose (Men’s Pantyhose) for a Week
February 19, 2013
Her Intimates line of hosiery was also innovative in its technology and color palette.Donna's Day
September 11, 2010
We cannot use the cotton, as it is unsuitable for our hosiery yarns.Bremen Cotton Exchange
Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
The sale of a shirt will lead to the purchase of a tie or a collar or hosiery.
And useful weather-defiant articles of hosiery they were too.Our Home in the Silver West
He acted kind of mad with the colt, and said no more about ladies' hosiery.A California Girl
He worked as a clerk in a store, in the hosiery department, and waited on me there.The Efficiency Expert
Edgar Rice Burroughs
- stockings, socks, and knitted underclothing collectively
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Word Origin and History for hosiery
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