one of a pair of L -shaped metal hooks fixed to a handle, for drawing on a boot by inserting it through a bootstrap.
a yokelike device for catching the heel of a boot, as a riding boot, to aid in removing it. a notch or molding for the same purpose, cut into a piece of furniture. Historical Examples Remarks Bill Nye Anecdotes of Dogs Edward Jesse Etiquette Emily Post Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson The Deemster Hall Caine The […]
a long, strong lace used to fasten a boot. British. a shoelace. Historical Examples A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed Rich Relatives Compton Mackenzie A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed Aliens William McFee The Riddle of the Mysterious Light Mary E. Hanshew The Ball and The Cross G.K. Chesterton […]
a brownish-black, ribbonlike nemertean, Lineus longissimus. noun a nemertean worm, Linens longissimus, that inhabits shingly shores and attains lengths of over 6 m (20 ft)
alcoholic liquor unlawfully made, sold, or transported, without registration or payment of taxes. the part of a boot that covers the leg. something, as a recording, made, reproduced, or sold illegally or without authorization: a flurry of bootlegs to cash in on the rock star’s death. to deal in (liquor or other goods) unlawfully. to […]