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They were temporarily detained by Peeves, who had jammed a door on the fourth floor shut and was refusing to let anyone pass until they set fire to their own pants... (HBP18)

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U.S.: Briefs, underwear, underpants. In the U.K. the term “trousers” is used to refer to the outer garments covering the legs (a term that is also used in the U.S. but is less common there).

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