from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compressed leather shield for covering the side of a horse's knee. The wrapper is of soft leather or felt.
- n. A boot which comes to the knee.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Is the stiletto, also the knee-boot, which is obviously why I am backing Miu Miu's block heels see 7 above, £400
Next comes Louboutin's "Harletty" suede knee-boot (£1,095), Chanel's two-tone suede, quilted boot with a sensible heel (£971) and my own particular favorites, from the master himself, Manolo Blahnik, in petrol blue or black suede (£800).
The Mayor's polite words had caused the long, clean-shaven upper lip of the old man with the look of a debauched prophet, to lengthen surlily; and he noticed that a wide, flat foot in a big knee-boot, inside trousers too short, tapped the ground impatiently.