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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Wellington boots

1. boots reaching above the knee in front but lower in back.
2. waterproof rubber boots reaching almost to the knee.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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.
Women's black multi glitter Wellington boots, PS14.99, Shoezone Marshall chunky multi strap sandals, PS45, Office
He received a tricycle (Aboboyaa), four pairs of wellington boots, cutlasses, knapsacks and a certificate of honour as his prize.
Christina was last seen wearing a blue coat with grey jeans and purple wellington boots.
best Harper low wellington boots in navy lemon stripe, PS35, Regatta Pop these on for a splash of sunshine, whatever the weather - ankle-height wellies are easy to slip on but still offer protection from the elements.
Of course, when the weather changes to sweaters, top coats and Wellington boots, I may well revert to beer.
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.

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