[ smawl-klohz, -klohth z ]
/ ˈsmɔlˌkloʊz, -ˌkloʊðz /
British. small, personal items of clothing, as underwear, handkerchiefs, etc.
knee breeches, especially the close-fitting ones worn in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries.
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/ (ˈsmɔːlˌkləʊz, -ˌkləʊðz) /
men's close-fitting knee breeches of the 18th and 19th centuries
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