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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PANTS

Why should not a frog sustain life with his Pants as well as a Christian?

Called "trousers" by the enlightened and "pants" by the unworthy.

Mr. Minturn laughed, and looked down on the torn jacket and pants.

That once I shore split his pants for him with a hame strop.

Lyaeus wiped his hand on the seat of his pants and they proceeded.

Coleman was just starting to struggle the bomb out of his pants when the action was over.

It is often the luxury for which he pants, but which he cannot command.

We-ll, 'twas in my pants pocket here, just where I put it last time I used it.

In any station of Boston life, pants is expected to be worn.

"You will not need to change your pants, I think," said the costumer.

WORD ORIGIN

trousers, 1840, see pantaloons. Colloquial singular pant is attested from 1893. To wear the pants "be the dominant member of a household" is first attested 1931. To do something by the seat of (one's) pants "by human instinct" is from 1942, originally of pilots, perhaps with some notion of being able to sense the condition and situation of the plane by engine vibrations, etc. To be caught with (one's) pants down "discovered in an embarrassing condition" is from 1932.

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