One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
plural nounNZ, Australian
Slip-on boots with elastic panels set into the ankles.‘he pulled on a stout pair of elastic sides’
- ‘He knocked out the bottle on the heel of his elastic sides and slowly refilled it.’
- ‘A green deer-stalker hat with a plume in it, and a pair of “elastic-sides” completed his outfit.’
- ‘Next comes up a pair of elastic sides, thin and seedy, with the sole worn out, and dusted red.’
- ‘He'd raked an old pair of elastic sides out of a dust-heap.’
- ‘I was wearing a pair of elastic sides so, being a mug, slipped them off and put one on each of his horns.’
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