Holeproof Hosiery was made a division of Julius Kayser & Company after it was acquired for $13 million in August 1955. Kayser manufactured ladies gloves, lingerie, and hosiery.
In the United Kingdom, Ireland and some fellow Commonwealth nations knickers is a word for women’s undergarments: “Don’t get your knickers in a twist” (i.e. “don’t get all hot under the collar,” or, in U.S. usage “don’t get your panties in a bunch.” Australian usage “don’t get your knickers in a knot”).
[The piano] was invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700.