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long-togs pl (plural only)

  1. (nautical, obsolete) Clothes to be worn when going ashore.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, or the Whale, v 3, p 211:
      They laugh at long-togs so, Flask; but seems to me, a Long tailed coat ought always to be worn in all storms afloat. The tails tapering down that way, serve to carry off the water, d'ye see. Same with cocked hats; the cocks form gable-end eave-troughs, Flask.