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Acsenray
12-03-2003, 10:08 AM
What are spats? Are they like garters for men's socks?

malaka
12-03-2003, 10:12 AM
a cloth covering (a legging) that provides covering for the instep and ankles

From Cognitive Science Laboratory (http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn?stage=1&word=spats).

Worn over your shoes, unless you're [url=http://www.mister-ed.tv/Scrooge%20McDuck's%20Photo%20Album_files/images/No_31_jpg.jpg]Scrooge McDuck[.url].

Eve
12-03-2003, 10:13 AM
The spat, or "spatterdash," was a protective shoe covering, dating back to the 1600s, fasahionable nearly up to WWII.

malaka
12-03-2003, 10:14 AM
Whoops (http://www.mister-ed.tv/Scrooge%20McDuck's%20Photo%20Album_files/images/No_31_jpg.jpg)