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Synonyms for garter

a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)

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fasten with or as if with a garter

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References in classic literature ?
Tarzan pushed Numa forward until his head was almost in the aperture, then as though it were an afterthought, he turned quickly and, taking the machine gun from the parapet, placed it in the bottom of the hole close at hand, after which he turned again to Numa, and with his knife quickly cut the garters that held the bags upon his front paws.
Adrien reddened, unfastened his garters, and showed his knee to the doctor, who felt it carefully over.
Offered at the Garters four times last night, and never done 'em once,' said Master Kidderminster.
Nine oils, Merrylegs, missing tips, garters, banners, and Ponging, eh
Wopsle's (who had never been heard of before) coming in with a star and garter on, as a plenipotentiary of great power direct from the Admiralty, to say that the Swabs were all to go to prison on the spot, and that he had brought the boatswain down the Union Jack, as a slight acknowledgment of his public services.
He turned to a closet where his own orders were locked up, and took out two ribbons of the Order of the Garter.
a fine prize, friend Mordaunt; we have both myself and Monsieur du Vallon, taken two Knights of the Garter, nothing less.
made me a knight of the Garter, and Queen Anne of Austria has given me the cordon of the Holy Ghost.
Here also were the valiant Earl of Angus, Sir Thomas Banaster with his garter over his greave, Sir Nele Loring, second cousin to Sir Nigel, and a long column of Welsh footmen who marched under the red banner of Merlin.
In winter when he was too lazy to skate or slide himself they pulled him about on the ice by a garter tied round his waist.
It was so old, that it began to think of marriage; and it happened that it came to be washed in company with a garter.
But the garter was so bashful, so modest, and thought it was a strange question to answer.
He had not entered far into the wood before he beheld a most shocking sight indeed, a woman stript half naked, under the hands of a ruffian, who had put his garter round her neck, and was endeavouring to draw her up to a tree.
He had been dining with royal personages, and wore his garter and ribbon.
Shall I be a convict in a felt hat and a grey suit, trotting about a dockyard with my number neatly embroidered on my uniform, and the order of the garter on my leg, restrained from chafing my ankle by a twisted belcher handkerchief?