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breech
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
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Most commonly used today in the phrase breech birth in reference to a baby who comes out of the birth canal butt-first rather than head-first.

More-archaic senses seen in classic literature include:
  • breechcloth — a form of loincloth consisting in a strip of material passed between the thighs and held up in front and behind by a belt or string
  • breeches — pants
  • a cannon's breech — the rear of a gun
  • I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn't supposed to be doing things that required pants.
    p. 108.2
breeches = pants
  • When I went back for my breeches— they were all in a tangle when I was gettin' out of 'em, I couldn't get 'em loose.
    p. 78.1
  • breeches = pants
  • In the far corner of the square the Negroes and Mr. Dolphus Raymond stood up and dusted their breeches.
    p. 216.7
breeches = pants
There are no more uses of "breech" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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