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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hosen \Ho"sen\, n. pl. See Hose. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hose \Hose\ (h[=o]z), n.; pl. Hose, formerly Hosen (h[=o]"z'n). [AS. hose; akin to D. hoos, G. hose breeches, OHG. hosa, Icel. hosa stocking, gather, Dan. hose stocking; cf. Russ. koshulia a fur jacket.] 1. Close-fitting trousers or breeches, as formerly worn, reaching to the knee. [1913 Webster] These men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments. --Dan. iii. 21. [1913 Webster] His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a stocking or stockings. [1913 Webster] 3. A flexible pipe, made of leather, India rubber, or other material, and used for conveying fluids, especially water, from a faucet, hydrant, or fire engine. [1913 Webster] Hose carriage, Hose cart, or Hose truck, a wheeled vehicle fitted for conveying hose for extinguishing fires. Hose company, a company of men appointed to bring and manage hose in the extinguishing of fires. [U.S.] Hose coupling, coupling with interlocking parts for uniting hose, end to end. Hose wrench, a spanner for turning hose couplings, to unite or disconnect them. [1913 Webster]




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