Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Covering for the feet; shoes or boots and stockings.

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Examples

  • They did not remove their foot-gear, though the water was icy cold — so cold that their ankles ached and their feet went numb.

    LOVE OF LIFE

  • He had hoped to get into camp with the boys at six o'clock, and this would delay him an hour, for he would have to build a fire and dry out his foot-gear.

    To Build a Fire

  • In another minute he would be able to feed it with branches the size of his wrist, and then he could remove his wet foot-gear, and, while it dried, he could keep his naked feet warm by the fire, rubbing them at first, of course, with snow.

    To Build a Fire

  • Leaving the two to the drying of their foot-gear, Sitka Charley turned back over the course he had come.

    THE WISDOM OF THE TRAIL

  • And in a few hours more he was in Dawson, without having once soiled the lustre of his civilized foot-gear.

    The Shrinkage of the Planet

  • After wetting himself to the knees late that afternoon, he had run on without changing his foot-gear, and to the knees his long German socks were matted with ice.

    Chapter VI

  • Then he tended the fire, unstrapped the light pack from her back, and got out a complete change of foot-gear.

    THE STAMPEDE TO SQUAW CREEK

  • His first foot-gear was moccasins, his first taffy the tallow from a moose.

    CHAPTER 5

  • Supper dishes washed, he cut shavings and kindling for a quick and certain breakfast fire, showed Anson a trick with foot-gear that was invaluable to any hiker, sang his

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • They did not remove their foot-gear, though the water was icy cold -- so cold that their ankles ached and their feet went numb.

    LOVE OF LIFE

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