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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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Children can make a pair of flip flops, design a swimming costume or their favourite knickerbocker glory.
I had the choice of this one suit and another suit which was knickerbockers, a pair of long white socks and a pair of, like, ballet shoes and I chose that," the Daily Star quoted him as saying
my own belief had been that our "National Game of Base Ball" originated with the Knickerbocker club, organized in New York in 1845, and which club published certain elementary rules in that year; but, in the interesting and pertinent testimony for which we are indebted to Mr.
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.
A THEY'RE designed to resemble the red and white striped long stockings called knickerbockers which were once popular with young girls.
El primer equipo de beisbol de la historia, el Knickerbockers, dirigido por el inventor del de porte, Alexander Joy Cartwright, perdio su juego inaugural ante una escuadra formada por jugadores de criquet, los New York Nine (los nueve de Nueva York).
Colonel James Lee played many games with the Knickerbockers in the late 1840s, having been elected an honorary member.
History lesson: While no team in NBA history has rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series, one, the 1951 New York Knickerbockers, did manage to push the series to seven games, winning two of the games at home.
Among the vanguard of Knickerbockers attempting to tame and reinvent Christmas in the first half of the nineteenth century, Moore's narrator in his "A Visit from St.
Among the Knickerbockers were William Cullen Bryant, James Kirke Paulding, Joseph Rodman Drake, Lydia Maria Child, and Fitz-Greene Halleck.
Deal is a public-address announcer for the New York Knickerbockers of the National Basketball Association and the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association at Madison Square Garden.
The origin of its name is unknown, but some believe it comes from New York where early Dutch settlers wore long trousers called knickerbockers.