American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A shoelace.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The string or cord for fastening a boot or half-boot; a shoe-string.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a long lace for fastening boots.
- n. a long lace for fastening boots
“Slim was dressed as always in giant-buckled jeans, ornate cowboy boots, several bootlace ties and a hat with a genuine snakeskin wrapped around it.”
“Charm him with snappy banter, then strangle him with a bootlace.”
“We considered this problem while the tortoise investigated my bootlace.”
“All that remains intact is metal: the clicking heel studs, the little bootlace eyes, and a million hobnails, tacks and studs.”
“Off she sets in search of victuals and adventure: to the front porch of Ms. Golson's farmhouse, where she encounters a bootlace ( "Yuck, this worm is very dry," she thinks); into the breakfast room, where she gobbles some leftover cornflakes; even into the cab of a vintage red pickup truck.”
“And poke a hole through the nut with a skewer and slip a tough bootlace through the hole, a lace long enough to wind around the hand two or three times.”
“Search me, said Quintin, winding a liquorice bootlace round his fat finger and nibbling on the end.”
“Andrea had squatted, pretending to tie her bootlace, looked around, and then rolled under the wooden platform.”
“On the orders of her 52-year-old father and uncle, Ari Mahmod, 50, she was strangled with a bootlace by Kurdish assassins, her body stuffed in a suitcase and buried six feet down in the garden of a house belonging to an associate in Birmingham.”
“Banaz Mahmod, 20, was subjected to the 2-1/2 hour ordeal before she was garroted with a bootlace.”
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