Wellington boots


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Wellington boots

pl n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: gumboots or wellingtons Brit knee-length or calf-length rubber or rubberized boots, worn esp in wet conditions. Often shortened to: wellies
2. (Clothing & Fashion) military leather boots covering the front of the knee but cut away at the back to allow easier bending of the knee
[C19: named after the 1st Duke of Wellington2]

Wellington boots

1. boots reaching above the knee in front but lower in back.
2. waterproof rubber boots reaching almost to the knee.
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He wore a bottle-green spencer over a blue coat; a white waistcoat, grey mixture pantaloons, and Wellington boots drawn over them.
Which she would have tapped yourn next, and draw'd it off with you a laying on it, and was then a carrying away the coals gradiwally in the souptureen and wegetable-dishes, and the wine and spirits in your Wellington boots.
The most unskilful observer could have detected in his troubled countenance, a readiness to resign his Wellington boots to any efficient substitute who would have consented to stand in them at that moment.
Questions on whether dogs must wear Wellington boots or sunglasses in public made me howl.
Year 3 group members built a raised bed and bird bath from the top half of a water butt which now has sweet peas growing in the bottom section, while Year 5 designed a Minion made from part of a compost bin, black hosing, wellington boots, gardening gloves and drain connectors.
WACKY records fell in their dozens at the London Marathon 2017, including the fastest race in Wellington boots and quickest in a three-person costume.
AN ATTEMPT on a world record for throwing the largest number of Wellington boots will be made in Carmarthenshire.
Insp Julian Buchanan said: "The man is described as being in his 20s, 6ft 2ins, of slim build and was wearing a black hooded top, camouflage trousers and wellington boots.
FRUGI PUDDLE BUSTER WELLINGTON BOOTS AVAILABLE in three prints that kids will love, these natural rubber wellies have a PVC-free non-slip sole and taped seams, to help keep little feet warm and dry.
Well, I dislike being a pedant, but I have to inform you that they are NOT Wellington boots as worn by our beloved hero of 1815.
The Landmaster Wellingtons are one of the lightest and most comfortable Wellington boots on the market, because Polyurethane is extremely light, 40 percent less than PVC or rubber.
Hunter, the maker of the classic Wellington boots, evoked wild Scottish countryside with indoor waterfalls, while Christopher Kane seduced with clothes featuring nude life drawings.

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