Its wooden skeleton is as scientifically fitted to the rider's form as an old "incroyable's" pair of pantaloons.
There was nothing outré about either the shirt, the pantaloons, the head-dress, or foot-gear.
His pantaloons were of the finest sky-blue cottonade—the produce of the looms of Opelousas.
The waiters are all dressed in white jackets, pantaloons, and aprons.
In dress he was no different from his mates; he wore the loose blouse, the pantaloons, the turned-up cloth hat of the period.
Is there any man who cannot count a dozen pantaloons in his own social circle?
On the next morning I saw him, and his pantaloons were all in a gore of blood.
Then I could have dressed Maria up in pantaloons, and made a grandfather of her.
After feeling in all of his pockets for two minutes, informs the driver that he left his porte-monnaie in his other pantaloons.
I think I shall have to get some one to reseat my pantaloons.'
1660s, "kind of tights" (originally a French fashion and execrated as such by late 17c. English writers), associated with Pantaloun (1580s), silly old man character in Italian comedy who wore tight trousers over his skinny legs, from Italian Pantalone, originally San Pantaleone, Christian martyr, a popular saint in Venice (Pantaleone in the comedies represents the Venetian). The name is of Greek origin and means "all-compassionate" (or, according to Klein, "entirely lion"). Applied to tight long trousers (replacing knee-breeches) by 1798; pants is a shortened form first recorded 1840.