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- noun plural Gaiters reaching to the knee; leggings.
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Gaitersreaching to the knee; leggings.
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Put your shanks in your thanks and mak gude gramashes o 'them.
The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop 1836
But she is a sad jilt in many instances, this same Prosperity; for some fine morning, with the sun glancing in through the crevices of the window -- shutters, just at the nick when, after turning yourself, and rubbing your eyes, you courageously thrust forth one leg, with a determination to don your gramashes without more delay.
Tom Cringle's Log Michael Scott 1812
But the form was indisputable — Douce David Deans himself, in his best light-blue Sunday’s coat, with broad metal buttons, and waistcoat and breeches of the same, his strong gramashes or leggins of thick grey cloth — the very copper buckles — the broad Lowland blue bonnet, thrown back as he lifted his eyes to