ungartered

ungartered

(ʌnˈɡɑːtəd)
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) (of a leg or stocking) not fastened with, or wearing, a garter
References in classic literature ?
Then Kate of the Mill tumbled unfortunately over a tombstone, which catching hold of her ungartered stocking inverted the order of nature, and gave her heels the superiority to her head.
Malvolio was confined in a huge bird cage, his glorious orange coat ripped and his precious yellow stockings "fouled, / Ungartered, and down-gyved to his ankle" (Hamlet, 2.1.81-82).
OPHELIA My lord, as I was sewing in my closet, Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced, No hat upon his head, his stockings fouled, Ungartered, and down-gyved to his ankle; Pale as his shirt, his knees knocking each other, And with a look so piteous in purport As if he had been loosed out of hell To speak of horrors--he comes before me (II.1.76-83).
In an 1841 letter, she confessed to a desire to see Shakespeare "with his hose ungartered" (15 July, Mitford 1: 234).
like to know how Shakespeare came down stairs one Wednesday morning with his hose ungartered? Wdnt.
153).However, Hamlet's stockings are 'ungartered' and 'down-gyved' (Hamlet, .
The disordered synecdoches in Ophelia's speech are literalized in her description of Hamlet in her chamber: My lord [Polonius], as I was sewing in my chamber, Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced, No hat upon his head, his stockings fouled, Ungartered, and down-gyved to his ankle, Pale as his shirt, his knees knocking each other, And with a look so piteous in purport As if he had been loosed out of hell To speak of horrors, he comes before me (Hamlet 2.1.78-85)
Venables in the morning, dirty and unkempt, "lolling in an armchair, in a dirty powdering gown, soiled linen, ungartered stockings, and tangled hair, yawning and stretching himself," exhibiting the signs of a squeamish stomach "produced by the last night's intemperance," which he took no pains to conceal.