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argonut commented on the word witches britches
The shredded remnants of plastic 'sheeting' (most often bags) snagged in bushes (most often thorny) or trees. Whilst researching plastic bag pollution I remember first coming across the term in a UK blog. Following are 2 links suggesting US usage.http://www.pascal-the-rascal.co.uk/Witches'Knickers.htmlhttp://ykalaska.wordpress.com/2008/05/13/witches-britches-and-alaska-tumbleweeds/
June 20, 2010
bilby commented on the word witches britches
Thanks frindley, you're a mine of useful information!
October 20, 2008
frindley commented on the word witches britches
Baggy bloomers as I recall. Worn by girls under their gym tunics in the days before lycra or jersey gym pants (the latter known as bum freezers at my school).