briefs


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Synonyms for briefs

Synonyms for briefs

short tight-fitting underpants (trade name Jockey shorts)

References in classic literature ?
After a very brief inspection of his face, it was easy to conceive that his footstep must necessarily be such an one as that which, slowly and with as indefinite an aim as a child's first journey across a floor, had just brought him hitherward.
Yes, brief and rapid as our glance at each other had been, I had fancied in her eyes a momentary kindling as they met mine, a warm summer- lightning which seemed for a second to light up for me the inner heaven of her soul.
In that sad place, By Mary's grace, Brief may thy dwelling be Till prayers and alms, And holy psalms, Shall set the captive free.
In ten minutes more the dictation was complete, and, having allowed a brief space in which to correct it, I took their books; it was with a reluctant hand Mdlle.
Amid frequent and thoughtful endeavors to remember; amid earnest struggles to regather some token of the state of seeming nothingness into which my soul had lapsed, there have been moments when I have dreamed of success; there have been brief, very brief periods when I have conjured up remembrances which the lucid reason of a later epoch assures me could have had reference only to that condition of seeming unconsciousness.
We shall here close this brief explanation of the history and character of some of our personages leaving them in future to speak and act for themselves.
I," said his Chief, Exacting and brief, "I'll give him the spur.
On the other hand, it is clear that a poem may be improperly brief.
In brief he was strongly inclined to try Brazil, especially as the season for going thither was just at hand.
And when Thuvia told Dejah Thoris of her love for John Carter, and his loyalty and devotion to the Princess of his choice, Dejah Thoris broke down and wept--cursing Zat Arras and the cruel fate that had driven her from Helium but a few brief days before the return of her beloved lord.
One prisoner of fifteen years had scratched verses upon his walls, and brief prose sentences--brief, but full of pathos.
Here we held a brief conference, in which it was decided that our only hope now lay in making for the opposite end of the island as quickly as we could, and utilizing the boat that I had hidden there, to con-tinue our journey to the mainland.
At other times a quick, brief incursion into the branches above delayed it momentarily in its steady journey toward the east.
Tarzan spent the two following weeks renewing his former brief acquaintance with Paris.
A very brief examination of the interior convinced him that he was indeed alone.