It licks its chaps from time to time.
You will need: gloves with a good grip, safety glasses, a hard hat, chaps or leggings that can resist scratches, ear protection (plugs or muffs), and steel toe shoes.
Their work was exemplary on several occasions, so I said "Come on chaps. Let's go to Paris for the weekend."
Powell-Cotton, A Sporting Trip through Abyssinia, chaps.