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What is "Socks" - Definition & Explanation

A sock is a baglike covering for the foot and/or lower leg, which is designed to ease chafing between the foot to keep the feet warm and absorb sweat from the feet. Sock lengths vary, from covering only the foot, to knee level.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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From The Louis Xvi Period Onwards Waistcoats Were Worn Under All Men's Outer Garments, Coat, Riding-coat, Frock Coat, Jacket, Etc. Usually The Two Front Panels Were Made From Fine Material And The...

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