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    Dear experts,

    What does 'well-gaitered Bishop' mean?

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    • Join Date: Jun 2007
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    Re: well-gaitered

    It means he was impressively turned out in something like this, a covering for the lower leg that buttoned up the side. They're "largely obsolete" now and probably were beginning to become so when this book was written---yet another example of how Bertram's Hotel is a "throwback" to earlier times. They date from a time when bishops did their work on horseback.

    Tourist in Gaiters - TIME (note date of article!)


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