Not a dollar did he possess—not even did he have a suit of clothes any more, and wore every day his corduroys.
Lorraine felt thrills as she hurried into the corduroys, leggings, and smock that had been placed ready for her.
Here a man in corduroys and a rabbit-skin waistcoat called in a stentorian voice for order, and the babel gradually died down.
Other disguises were resorted to; one of the commonest being to change clothes or to turn your corduroys outside in.
I shot a swift glance at him as he lay, a rich dark patch of blouse and corduroys at my side.
My host had fixed his feet upon the fender—the unemployed hand was in his corduroys.
He wore a gray flannel shirt, corduroys, a big gun swinging low, and top boots reaching to his knees.
In the rear seat of the surrey sat two young men wearing broad-brimmed Stetsons, and corduroys.
The means of conveyance were wanting half a century since, and few people risk finery of any sort on corduroys.
At a corner which led into a black hole of a court, a coffee-stand was stationed, in charge of a burly ruffian in corduroys.
1780, probably from cord + obsolete 17c. duroy, name of a coarse fabric made in England, of unknown origin. Folk etymology is from *corde du roi "the king's cord," but this is not attested in French, where the term for the cloth was velours à côtes. Applied in U.S. to a road of logs across swampy ground (1780s) on similarity of appearance.
CORDUROY ROAD. A road or causeway constructed with logs laid together over swamps or marshy places. When properly finished earth is thrown between them by which the road is made smooth; but in newly settled parts of the United States they are often left uncovered, and hence are extremely rough and bad to pass over with a carriage. Sometimes they extend many miles. They derive their name from their resemblance to a species of ribbed velvet, called corduroy. [Bartlett]