Sherryvallies Sher"ry*val`lies, n. pl. [Cf. Sp. zaraquelles wide breeches or overalls.] Trousers or overalls of thick cloth or leather, buttoned on the outside of each leg, and generally worn to protect other trousers when riding on horseback. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

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  • sherryvallies — noun /ʃɛrɪˈvælɪz/ Thick loose riding trousers, fastened on the outside of each leg. , 1860: Many years ago, when the facilities for travelling were not as great as now, and when journeys were made on horseback, sherryvallies were indispensable to …   Wiktionary

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  • sherryvallies — |sherē|valēz noun plural Etymology: modification of Polish szarawary, from Russian sharavary, from Greek sarabara loose trousers, probably of Iranian origin; akin to Persian shalwār, shulwār loose trousers : overalls or protective leggings of… …   Useful english dictionary

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