from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of stocking; a warm muffler for the feet.
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It's not just that they're light as air and feel as if you're wearing a kid foot-glove; they also make the perfect summer shoe, with or without chaussettes , for any man shy of baring his feet in sandals or for those times when even a light-coloured brogue seems too clumpy.
Minimalist approach provides a barefoot feel without the heel punctures, stubbed toes, and uncanny foot-glove look.