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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PANTALOON

Pantaloon flung a great arm about the young man's shoulders.

"That is the delusion proper to Pierrot," said Pantaloon, contemptuously.

But it is rarely that I find it necessary to call myself other than Pantaloon.

"That is a very original and profound discovery," said Pantaloon, quite seriously.

A comrade slit down the leg of the pantaloon with a knife, when lo!

They made a regular clown and pantaloon o' the pair, I'm told.

How often have we wished that the Pantaloon were our god-father!

He is attended by Pantaloon, who carries on the usual by-play with Arlecchino.

On a night of carnival how greedily the crowd assumes the pantaloon!

A comical creature, surely, this Chinaman, the pantaloon of civilization.

WORD ORIGIN

skinny, foolish old man in Italian comedy, 1580s; see pantaloons. As a kind of leggings, 1660s.

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