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- n. Plural form of gumboot.
“Giving the workers knee-high rubber boots, known as gumboots, proved a cheap alternative for the white mine owners than draining the water.”
“The "gumboots" were also boiled, and found to be as rubbery as the name implied.”
“Her sister could not eat the tough "gumboots" and her only nourishment was obtained from bread and black coffee.”
“gumboots," making a desultory search for pay-sand, which no one had seen for weeks.”
“But he responded to the idea of a walk in the water meadows—a favourite walk of his, though he made a face when I put my gumboots on before starting.”
“Did we see a BBC reporter up to their gumboots in a snowdrift.”
“Deinacrida rugosa are gentle giants - herbivores far less ferocious than the smaller tree weta we find in our garages, gardens and gumboots!”
“She follows in the gumboots of Eleanor Roosevelt who dug for victory during World War Two.”
“Amanda would ride with everybody else and I would follow on foot, in a sopping-wet parka and gumboots, counting the minutes until we could go inside the big old manor house and have tea and chocolate digestives by the fire.”
“I'm picturing the entire party wearing wedding finery and gumboots, mud up to their knees, and brandishing paddles while dancing a pagan dance.”
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