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After he has gotten himself up regardless of expense, in showy, baggy trowsers, yellow, pointed slippers, fiery fez, silken jacket of blue, voluminous waist-sash of fancy Persian stuff filled with a battery of silver-mounted horse-pistols, and has strapped on his terrible scimitar, he considers it an unspeakable humiliation to be called Ferguson.
The black slaves who attended Front-de-B uf were stripped of their gorgeous apparel, and attired in jerkins and trowsers of coarse linen, their sleeves being tucked up above the elbow, like those of butchers when about to exercise their function in the slaughter-house.
It was suddenly interrupted by the appearance of a negro in tow-cloth jacket and trowsers. a round-crowned fragment of a hat, like the cap of Mercury, and mounted on the back of a ragged, wild, half-broken colt, which he managed with a rope by way of halter.
And therefore, let not the knights of that honorable company (none of whom, I venture to say, have ever had to do with a whale like their great patron), let them never eye a Nantucketer with disdain, since even in our woollen frocks and tarred trowsers we are much better entitled to st.
He commenced dressing at top by donning his beaver hat, a very tall one, by the by, and then --still minus his trowsers -- he hunted up his boots.
A Man called here this Evening about 5.o'clock had Trowsers on and had he said been a Sailor.
--2000 'The "Moorman's trowsers": Macassan and Aboriginal interactions and the changing fabric of indigenous social life' in Sue O'Connor and Peter Veth (eds), East of Wallace's Line: Modern Quaternary Research in Southeast Asia 16, AA Balkema, Rotterdam, pp.315-35.
European clothing was always popular, the cost of a variety of 'trowsers' and shirts, 'garnsey frocks' (Guernsey smocks?), 'sleep vests', braces and boots, being the most frequent deductions.
now clothed in white hats and trowsers, apparel better suited to an hot climate; but I believe notwithstanding this that some of our soldiers would have braved the utmost rage of the Musquitoes rather than quit their native dress" (92).
One afternoon, Ichabod's lesson is "suddenly interrupted by the appearance of a negro, in tow-cloth jacket and trowsers, a round-crowned fragment of a hat, like the cap of Mercury, and mounted on the back of a ragged, wild, half-broken colt" (1996b: 304).
2000 'The "Moormans Trowsers": Macassan and Aboriginal interactions and the changing fabric of indigenous social life', in O'Connor, S.
And therefore, let not the knights of that honorable company (none of whom, I venture to say, have ever had to do with a whale like their great patron), let them never eye a Nantucketer with disdain, since even in our woollen frocks and tarred trowsers we are much better entitled to St.