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The Devil's Dictionary: Pantaloons

by Ambrose Bierce
PANDEMONIUM
PANTHEISM

PANTALOONS

-n.

A nether habiliment of the adult civilized male. The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion. Supposed to have been invented by a humorist. Called "trousers" by the enlightened and "pants" by the unworthy.

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