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[hoh-zhuh-ree] /ˈhoʊ ʒə ri/

stockings or socks of any kind.
the business of a .
stockings, socks, and knitted underclothing collectively

stocking collectively, 1775, from hosier + -y (1). As “factory where hose is made,” from 1803.


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