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  • n. Plural form of bootlace.


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  • When the 29-year-old plucked another one off his bootlaces three overs later to account for Mark Chilton off Chris Woakes, Lancashire were still seven runs in arrears.

    Rikki Clarke's fielding of dreams may be all in vain for Warwickshire

  • A legless man hawks nutmeg graters, a blind man lives by selling bootlaces, and an 8-year-old peddles watercresses.

    Sociology most Dickensian

  • We found Big League Chew, birdcalls and colored bootlaces.

    Cator Sparks: J. Crew Conquers The Upper East Side (PHOTOS)

  • So yet again, as the subject of Capello's future muddies the waters during the build-up to the World Cup, we are presented with evidence that very little in English public life is more predictable than the ability of the FA to trip over its own bootlaces.

    Fabio Capello must despair as the FA ship of fools heads for rocks

  • Mari cried out at the sight, doubling over to yank at her bootlaces.

    Kresley Cole Immortals After Dark: The Clan MacRieve

  • The soles were gone and its maimed feet were visible under nothing but strips of leather and dangling bootlaces wrapped around its ankle.

    Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

  • In the old days naughty drunken boys from Brighton were relieved of their bootlaces and kept in the cells until a few minutes before the last Lewes to Brighton train - then released.

    Ruddles County

  • His grandfather, Duke Victor, was so misanthropic and violent that his valet had to crawl under the breakfast table to tie his bootlaces, since the duke couldn ' t beat him there with his walking stick.

    Portrait of a Vanishing World

  • Some begged in the streets - Ex-Serviceman; Wife and Children to Support; selling matches or bootlaces from cardboard trays, or playing an instrument, lonely in the gutter; marching from north to south for fair wages, while others prospered, if they had the right contacts, the correct look, the proper school.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • The Pointer Sisters are running and gasping for my truck while I lug their water jug in one hand, the shotgun in the other while trying not to step on my untied bootlaces.

    A Novelist Takes Aim


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