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 Ho’rus.Hos’pital. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hose.
 
Stockings, or stockings and breeches both in one. French, chausses. There were the haut de chausses and the bas de chausses.   1
        “Their points being broken, down fell their hose.”—Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., ii. 4.
 


 Ho’rus.Hos’pital. 

 
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