One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Flesh-coloured tights worn by actors.
- ‘One manager never permitted his actors the luxury of fleshings, but painted their legs and his own buff, red, or white for tragedy, with stripes and spots for comedy.’
- ‘An employee required by the employer to provide any suit, costume, stockings, leotards, and fleshings, wigs and haberdashery or other article, not in the employees possession will be reimbursed his or her actual cost.’
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