clam-diggers

clam-diggers

pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) calf-length trousers
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"His name's Harvey," said Dan, waving two strangely shaped knives, "an' he'll be worth five of any Sou' Boston clam-digger 'fore long." He laid the knives tastefully on the table, cocked his head on one side, and admired the effect.
Yet, since most texts -"Alicante Lullaby," "Dream with Clam-diggers," "Wreath for a Bridal," "Epitaph for Fire and Flower," "Fiesta Melons (4)," "The Goring," "The Beggars (5)," "Rhyme," and "Spider"- only saw the light in literary magazines during Plath's lifetime, they remained virtually unknown until they were published in Collected Poems (1981) (6).
Wheeldon, dressed in clam-diggers, a T-shirt and mismatched ballet slippers--good luck charms from his dancing days at New York City Ballet--graciously welcomes guests and lays out the evening's agenda: announcing the launch of Morphoses' website, rehearsing a duet from Polyphonia, and beginning to choreograph the new ballet, Pulcinella.
And for the first time, crabbers and clam-diggers must get a licence and pay a fee.
The Jordache clam-diggers with the embroidered fringe -- where do they go?
Men who wear the latest fashion horror - trousers which end half-way between their knees and ankles, called clam-diggers. (Double the fine if wearing sandals).
In shocking pink, orange, lime and bright blue - worn all at once or on their own - girls are pulling on clam-diggers, crochet cardis and trendy cotton knits.
Clam-diggers (pedal pushers if you don't know), cardis; bustier tops, lots of lace and the colour pink.
Clam-diggers forsake their spit of muck for the cold sand where you and I walk barefoot, against the flag-flapping wind.
There's less room for confusion among clam-diggers, as that is more of an individual activity due to current laws requiring each person to gather his or her own clams and keep them in a separate container.
But, if you really want to turn on the style, invest in long, bias-cut skirts, sheer tops, knee-length clam-diggers and bustiers.