smallclothes

small·clothes

 (smôl′klōthz′, -klōz′)
pl.n.
1. Men's close-fitting knee breeches worn in the 1700s.
2. Chiefly British Small items of clothing, such as underclothes or handkerchiefs.
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smallclothes

(ˈsmɔːlˌkləʊz; -ˌkləʊðz)
pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) men's close-fitting knee breeches of the 18th and 19th centuries
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Tulkinghorn, putting his hands into the pockets of his rusty smallclothes and leaning quietly back in his chair.
He had on a woollen shirt and smallclothes, under a well-worn boiled-leather tunic, and leggings bought from an old soldier, and a heavy-duty cloak.
Men's smallclothes, in her mind cannot be linked with love, though she does fixate on Henry's hat and many-caped greatcoat.