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a heavy, sturdy shoe, especially an ankle-high work shoe.
Historical Examples

Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Work Projects Administration
The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3 Robert H. Newell
Sketches New and Old, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter
The People of the Abyss Jack London
The Flying Bo’sun Arthur Mason
The Free Range Francis William Sullivan
Narcissus Evelyn Scott
The Clansman Thomas Dixon
Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2) A Sexton of the Old School

a heavy laced usually ankle-high work boot


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