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 for Hosen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hosen \Ho"sen\, n. pl.
     See Hose. [Archaic]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hose \Hose\ (h[=o]z), n.; pl. Hose, formerly Hosen
     (h[=o]"z'n). [AS. hose; akin to D. hoos, G. hose breeches,
     OHG. hosa, Icel. hosa stocking, gather, Dan. hose stocking;
     cf. Russ. koshulia a fur jacket.]
     1. Close-fitting trousers or breeches, as formerly worn,
        reaching to the knee.
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              These men were bound in their coats, their hosen,
              and their hats, and their other garments. --Dan.
                                                    iii. 21.
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              His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
              For his shrunk shank.                 --Shak.
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     2. Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a
        stocking or stockings.
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     3. A flexible pipe, made of leather, India rubber, or other
        material, and used for conveying fluids, especially water,
        from a faucet, hydrant, or fire engine.
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     Hose carriage, Hose cart, or Hose truck, a wheeled
        vehicle fitted for conveying hose for extinguishing fires.
        
  
     Hose company, a company of men appointed to bring and
        manage hose in the extinguishing of fires. [U.S.]
  
     Hose coupling, coupling with interlocking parts for uniting
        hose, end to end.
  
     Hose wrench, a spanner for turning hose couplings, to unite
        or disconnect them.
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