spatterdash


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spatterdash

(ˈspætəˌdæʃ)
n
1. (Building) US another name for roughcast
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (plural) long leather leggings worn in the 18th century, as to protect from mud when riding
[C17: see spatter, dash1]
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"If he had but a little more brains," she thought to herself, "I might make something of him"; but she never let him perceive the opinion she had of him; listened with indefatigable complacency to his stories of the stable and the mess; laughed at all his jokes; felt the greatest interest in Jack Spatterdash, whose cab-horse had come down, and Bob Martingale, who had been taken up in a gambling- house, and Tom Cinqbars, who was going to ride the steeplechase.
And young Lieutenant Spatterdash (who was fond of piquet, and whom Crawley would often invite) was evidently and quickly smitten by Mrs.
One poor soldier with the tear of affection glistening in his eye, picked up the decaying spatterdash of his valued brother, with the name yet entire upon it, which the tinge of blood and effect of weather had kindly spared!--Another discovered the club of plaited hair of his bosom friend, which he himself had helped to form, and knew by the tie and still remaining color!