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- n. Alternative spelling of boottree.
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The large boot-tree and latch-key on the circle beneath the handle predict a fortunate and unexpected gain in the near future.
One officer received three parcels -- the first containing his keys which he had left on his dressing-table at home, the second, some sort of collapsible boot-tree, and the third, about a three years 'supply of
Without him, they would have fallen apart, like the outer pieces of a wooden boot-tree.
Scrap fled with a sharp yelp as a boot-tree caught him just above the tail.
It was a piece of timber some eighteen inches in length, and looking like the section of a boot-tree, or the half of a wooden milk-yoke.
Alfred, your boot-tree, till I take the length of his muzzle, to teach him to come and play the Joe Miller at his age, old clown! "