See also:foot and
See also:part of the
See also:leg, formerly made of
See also:cloth but now of wool,
See also:silk or
See also:thread knitted by
See also:hand or
See also:woven on a
See also:frame (see
See also:HOSIERY) . " Stock " being the stump, i.e. the part
See also:left when the
See also:body is cut off, the word was applied to the whole covering of the lower limbs, which was formerly in one piece, the " upper-
See also:stocks " and " nether-stocks " forming the two pieces into which it was subsequently divided, when the upper part became the trunk
See also:hose and later
See also:knee-breeches, the lower the " stockings." A parallel is found in French; the hose are chausses, the upper part haul de chausses, the stockings bas de chausses, or simply bas . The German Strumpf, stocking, means also a stump, pointing to the
See also:original use of the word .
See also:Half-stockings, reaching to the lower part of the calf of the leg, and worn by men since the use of the long
See also:trousers has superseded knee-breeches, and also by
See also:children, are usually styled " socks." This word is an adaptation of Latin soccus, a slipper or
See also:shoe . It was the shoe worn by the actors in
See also:Roman comedy—and so was used symbolically of
See also:comedy, as "
See also:buskin," the high
See also:boot or cothurnus, was of tragedy .
BARON VON CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH STOCKMAR (1787–1863...
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