Green’s Dictionary of Slang

continuations n.

[trousers ‘continue’ the waistcoat]

1. gaiters.

Literary Lounger Jan. 281: The Newmarket jacket, with shorts and continuations of the horse-and-dog man.
[UK]R.S. Surtees Jorrocks Jaunts (1874) 49: Drab shorts and continuations.
[UK]R.S. Surtees Handley Cross (1854) 452: Tattered purple coat-laps, drab breeches and continuations.

2. trousers.

[UK]Punch I 4/1: [...] the Albert continuations at one pound one, they appear to be made to measure for the same [F&H].
[UK]Sam Sly 31 Mar. 1/1: Broughton is adorned with a pair of bright blue oh-no- we-never-whisper-’ems, and Slack is in a pair of scarlet con- tinuations.
[UK]G.J. Whyte-Melville Digby Grand (1890) 291: To whose wonderfully-fitting continuations, ‘pants’ he calls them, the ‘Ananyridians’ themselves are but as a Dutchman’s drawers.
[UK]Sl. Dict. 127: Continuations coverings for the legs, whether trousers or breeches. A word belonging to the same squeamish, affected family as unmentionables, inexpressibles, &c.
[Scot]Aberdeen Jrnl 17 Oct. 7/1: Mr Gladstone will certify [...] success to black coats and waistcoats with checvk ‘continuations’.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 17 Apr. 5/4: One imaginative person calls his modest contribution to the religious literature of the day ‘Hooks and eyes for unbelievers well, continuations’ —only he did not say ‘continuations’.
[Ind]‘EHA’ Behind the Bungalow (1890) 6: He comes in a black coat, with continuations of checked jail cloth.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 5 July 6/1: The fashionable trouser is an uncanny thing [...], and any clever young man who owns a thimble and a packing needle could make himself a pair of fashionable continuations in two twinkles.
[UK]‘Pot’ & ‘Swears’ Scarlet City 109: The tarts melted, and presently red stains appeared on his spotlesd continuations.

3. tights.

[UK]G.A. Sala Twice Round the Clock 238: The abridged muslin skirts and flesh-coloured continuations of ballet-girlhood.
[UK]Music Hall & Theatre Rev. 22 June 7/1: He’s going to [...] come in every night to gaze on those purple continuations .
[UK]G.A. Sala Things I Have Seen II 23: A [...] little lady in short skirt, scarlet continuations, and white canvas gaiters.

4. (Aus.) legs.

[Aus]Dead Bird (Sydney) 26 Oct. 4/4: Above and below appear the faces and continuations of the Dead Bird darlings. Anatomically correct.
[Aus]Dead Bird (Sydney) 23 Aug. 4/3: He had more brains in his continuations / Than the other fellow carried in his head.