bowyangs


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bowyangs

(ˈbəʊjæŋz)
pl n
(Historical Terms) history Austral and NZ a pair of strings or straps secured round each trouser leg below the knee, worn esp by sheep-shearers and other labourers
[C19: from English dialect bowy-yanks leggings]
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pounds 1,000,000 What are bowyangs? A American Indian weapons C Wooden boats B Strings tied below knees to hitch up trousers C Wooden boats D Target balls for French bowlers
Hope savagely mocked the parochialism of "the stock-rail and bowyangs school, the great mateship picnic, and the literary canons of Clancy's Thumbnail Dipped in Tar."(2)