galoshes


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galoshes

(ɡəˈlɒʃɪz) or

goloshes

pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) (sometimes singular) a pair of waterproof overshoes
[C14 (in the sense: wooden shoe): from Old French galoche, from Late Latin gallicula Gallic shoe]

galoshes

overshoes
Translations

galoshes

[gəˈlɒʃɪz] nplcaoutchoucs mpl (pour protéger les chaussures)

galoshes

plGummischuhe pl, → Galoschen pl

galoshes

[gəˈlɒʃɪz] ncalosce fpl
References in classic literature ?
A tall, bald-headed old man with a red nose, wearing a dressing gown and with galoshes on his bare feet, stood in the anteroom.
Makar Alexeevich came twice that evening shuffling along in his galoshes as far as the door and stopped and looked ingratiatingly at Pierre.
"I must tell you," said she, "that to-day is my birthday; and in honor of it, a pair of walking-shoes or galoshes has been entrusted to me, which I am to carry to mankind.
Suppose Fraulein Wundermacher should pounce upon me suddenly from behind, coming up noiselessly in her galoshes, and shatter my castles with her customary triumphant "Fetzt halte ich dich aber fest!" Why, what was I thinking of?
Come in at once to your lessons!" Or, at a different period, "Ou etes-vous donc, petite sotte?" Or at yet another period, "Warte nur, wenn ich dich erst habe!" As the voices came round one corner, I whisked in my noiseless clothes round the next, and it was only Fraulein Wundermacher, a person of resource, who discovered that all she needed for my successful circumvention was galoshes. She purchased a pair, wasted no breath calling me, and would come up silently, as I stood lapped in a false security lost in the contemplation of a squirrel or a robin, and seize me by the shoulders from behind, to the grievous unhinging of my nerves.
No one had heard him, and Konstantin, taking off his galoshes, listened to what the gentleman in the jerkin was saying.
"If you will give me five minutes to fetch my mackintosh and galoshes, it would interest me to see whether I have profited by the lessons I took in Scotland."
When one stormy day turns into two with no end in sight, a brother and sister don their galoshes and head out to search for the biggest puddle in the world -- the source of all precipitation.
"Galoshes" are what my dad wore on his feet to protect his Allen Edmonds from sloppy weather.
One of the kindergarten teachers from that time, Alma Bunch, remembers that her class at South Beaver School consisted of 46 students whose winter dress ranged from little coats and little galoshes to old blankets.
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