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  • n. Plural form of overshoe.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • We were back soon after ten, and found that Winnie and Bobsey, having exhausted the resources of the house, had been permitted to start at the front door, and, with an old fire-shovel and a piece of board, had well-nigh completed a path to the well, piling up the snow as they advanced, so that their overshoes were a sufficient protection.

    Driven Back to Eden

  • They joke about the most serious things, and then get terrably serious about nothing at all, such as overshoes on wet days, or not passing in French grammer, or having a friend of the Other Sex, etcetera.

    Bab: A Sub-Deb

  • When we were getting our wraps and bonnets in the cloak-room, at the close of the afternoon session, I edged nearer and nearer to her, pretending to hunt for my overshoes, meaning to say a word of thanks as soon as the group about her thinned.

    When Grandmamma Was New The Story of a Virginia Childhood

  • In a hut near the runway they put camouflaged jumpsuits over their civilian clothes, strapped on crash helmets, and fitted snow-boot-type overshoes over their regular shoes.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • "People don't wear overshoes unless they absolutely have to," admits Bruce McCollum, president of Tingley Rubber Co. in South Plainfield, N.J. His grandfather, who sold the first stretch-rubber rubbers 80 years ago, wouldn't have approved that remark, but he'd applaud Tingley's latest January-to-January galosh sales: up 65%.

    The Time May Be Right for Galoshes to Make a Splash Again

  • Mr. Hardy says he solved "the problem of making overshoes look good."

    The Time May Be Right for Galoshes to Make a Splash Again

  • My father's brother lent me a coat and a pair of overshoes.


  • They would likely be parachuting into muddy fields and would shed the overshoes, along with their jumpsuits, when they reached a road.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • It's Valentine's Day at Holby City Tue, 8pm, BBC1 and reason, dignity and Ric Griffin's disposable overshoes are engulfed in an NHS sex inferno.

    It's a good week for … Romance

  • There's nothing like an unusual camera angle or outbreak of distressed piano to convince the viewers that what they're watching is important, as opposed to merely, say, an actor in disposable overshoes shaking his head at a photograph of a compound fracture.

    Top Gear, New Tricks, Lewis … the television shows that won't die


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