Posted by Smokey Stover on December 21, 2006
In Reply to: Indigo in her hosiery posted by butch on December 21, 2006
: "indigo in her hosiery" from a puritan in babylon the story of calvin coolidge
: by william allen white.
I haven't read this book, but I think it might possibly turn out that White was talking about some intellectual female, or what was then called a bluestocking. Indigo is a blue dye, which I suppose could be used to dye hosiery. Bluestocking, as an epithet for intellectual female, has its own history. Look it up.