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  • n. Plural form of gumboot.


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  • Giving the workers knee-high rubber boots, known as gumboots, proved a cheap alternative for the white mine owners than draining the water.

    CNN Transcript Apr 28, 2001

  • The "gumboots" were also boiled, and found to be as rubbery as the name implied.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • Her sister could not eat the tough "gumboots" and her only nourishment was obtained from bread and black coffee.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • "gumboots," making a desultory search for pay-sand, which no one had seen for weeks.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • 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.

    Henry’s Demons

  • Did we see a BBC reporter up to their gumboots in a snowdrift.

    Open Thread

  • Deinacrida rugosa are gentle giants - herbivores far less ferocious than the smaller tree weta we find in our garages, gardens and gumboots!

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • She follows in the gumboots of Eleanor Roosevelt who dug for victory during World War Two.

    Barack Obama

  • 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.

    The English American

  • I'm picturing the entire party wearing wedding finery and gumboots, mud up to their knees, and brandishing paddles while dancing a pagan dance.

    This is going to be interesting


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  • A pair of large, waterproof (usually rubberised) boots.

    March 31, 2008