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A large boot, shoe, or foot.
gumboot, wellington, wader, walking boot, riding boot, field boot, jackboot, thigh boot, half-boot, ankle boot, pixie boot, chelsea boot, balmoral, desert boot, moon boot, snow bootView synonyms
- ‘A little foot not like our beetle-crushers, but something miniature, fairylike, allegorical.’
- ‘Get into the swing, whatever your age, dress in your best beetle-crushers and dust off that Bryl Cream.’
- ‘Up stepped Ronnie, king of the local Teds, in his beetle-crushers, liquorice-stick trousers, mock-Edwardian jacket, string tie, and hair styled into a DA over his velvet collar.’
- ‘The book is by no means a nostalgic wallow in the last vestiges of traditional ways: on the contrary, it's very much up-to-the minute in many of its subjects, such as the pretty young waitress in Shanghai, with her short skirt and immense beetle-crusher boots.’
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