But here lieth the second difficulty—the Prince wears no boots, but simply brogues and trews.'
Both battalions now wear dark green doublets and tartan "trews."
I hae been ridin', ye ken, daddy, an' the trews fits the saiddle better nor the kilts.
Do you guard our prisoner here, while I, dressed in his trews and bonnet, carry the letter to the Duke.
He wore the "trews" of tartan, which in itself showed him a man of consideration.
But here lieth the second difficulty—The Prince wears no boots, but simply brogues and trews.'
Trousers was earlier trouses, plural of trouse, now trews, and was used especially of Irish native costume.
Macdonald had said to the tailor that if he would make the trews by night in the church he would get a handsome reward.
So he held his trews tight, and let no darkness grow under his feet until he had reached Saddell Castle.
"We certainly have escaped hanging so far," said the Count, as he drew on the trews which became his well-turned leg so happily.