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GAS'KINS, n. plu. Galligaskins; wide open hose. [See Galligaskins.]

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GAS'KINS, n. plu. Galligaskins; wide open hose. [See Galligaskins.]

GAS'KINS, n. plur.

Galligaskins; wide open hose. [See Galligaskins.] Shak.

  1. Loose hose or breeches; galligaskins.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  2. Packing of hemp.

  3. A horse's thighs.

    [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
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GAS'KINS, noun plural Galligaskins; wide open hose. [See Galligaskins.]

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may signify bench-broken, or bank-broken; most probably the latter, referring to the fund or stock. The last syllable is the Latin ruptus contracted; Norm.roupt,rous,broken.]

1. A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.

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