(in Elizabethan and other costumes) wearing garters crisscrossed on the leg.
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How to use cross-gartered in a sentence
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
Guards he wears none, which makes him live more upright than any cross-gartered gentleman-usher.Character Writings of the 17th Century | Various
What crowds of well-dressed, well-fed Malvolios, “smiling” at one another, though not cross-gartered!