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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Cross-gartered (Shak.) wearing the garters crossed on the leg
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In literature:

He wore a tattered jerkin, and his legs, in default of stockings, were swathed in soiled bandages and cross-gartered from ankle to knee.
"St. Martin's Summer" by Rafael Sabatini
His legs were swathed in fine cloth and cross-gartered below the bare knees, and his feet were encased in brogues with silver clasps.
"The Thirsty Sword" by Robert Leighton
The slim ankles and feet were cased in white silk, cross-gartered with silver and shod with silver sandals.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The footgear consisted of crash bands, bast slippers, rope cross-garters.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
Did you ever see a lot of boys going home from school, when a garter-snake, or any other harmless serpent, crosses their path?
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
The legs are in hose like a Highlander's or in long breeches bandaged or cross-gartered below the knee.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Bandages or garters crossed from the ankle to the knee to confine the loose trousers or ornament the tights.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
Their sandals were secured with scarlet thongs, crossed and gartered to the calf.
"Calavar" by Robert Montgomery Bird
Remember who commended thy yellow stockings; and wished to see thee ever cross-gartered: I say, remember.
"Twelfth Night" by William Shakspeare