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Knickerbocker

(nĭk`ərbŏk'ər), term used almost synonymously with the adjective "Dutch" in respect to Dutch families and customs and the Dutch region of early New York state. A History of New York (1809), written by Washington Irving under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker, popularized the term. There was an actual Knickerbocker family that came from Holland c.1674 and lived chiefly in Albany co.
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Long thought to be lost, the original "Laws of Base Ball" manuscripts were saved by an heir of a Knickerbocker delegate to the convention.
Figure 1 shows the simplest of scoresheets, from a Knickerbocker intra-squad game on October 6, 1845, two weeks after the Knickerbockers established their rules on September 23, 1845.
Toronto hosted the first-ever Basketball Association of America game on November 1, 1946, in which the Toronto Huskies lost to the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens.
There will be a selection of bathing suits and seaside outfits from tunics with matching knickerbockers to more recent knitted costumes and kiss-me-quick hats.
Googling a runner Plus Fours 3.20 Kempton Plus fours are breeches or trousers that extend 4 inches below the knee (and thus four inches longer than traditional knickerbockers, hence the name).
The footie ace revealed his childhood fashion and his choice for knickerbockers, long white socks and ballet slippers for a wedding.
The Knickerbockers were proclaimed first because they had a formal set of rules, regular days of play, a firm roster of members, and sundry other bourgeois, upstanding values.
DO you own black tights, look good in knickerbockers and fancy knocking on doors?
In an interview to be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow, the LA Galaxy star said that as a young page boy he chose to wear knickerbockers, long socks and ballet shoes in preference to a suit.
Selina scott, the doe-eyed presenter who spent most of the '80s in pie-crust collars and knickerbockers getting mistaken for Princess Diana's stunt double, is back on the box - to tell us why she hates watching telly.