inexpressibles


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inexpressibles

(ɪnɪkˈsprɛsəbəlz)
pl n
underwear
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After this, there was a good deal of dodging about, and hitching up of the inexpressibles in the absence of braces, and then the short sailor (who was the moral character evidently, for he always had the best of it) made a violent demonstration and closed with the tall sailor, who, after a few unavailing struggles, went down, and expired in great torture as the short sailor put his foot upon his breast, and bored a hole in him through and through.
I had barely the time, as he made for the cabin door, to grab him by the seat of his inexpressibles.
He was only twenty-five years old, he said, and had grown recently, for it had been found necessary to make an addition to the legs of his inexpressibles.