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  • n. Plural form of toecap.

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Examples

  • On the evening of the Feud, Jenni turns up in an all-in-one black jumpsuit, and Wolfie is "dressed to kill in an electric-blue ska suit and white vinyl brothel-creepers with steel toecaps inlaid".

    City of Bohane by Kevin Barry – review

  • My French boots had no protective toecaps and several days later when

    Walter (Bill) Gossner

  • His features are as neat and well-ordered as his three-piece suit and polished toecaps.

    Michael Frayn: The day my life changed

  • Then there was the piece at 0741 this morning on Today in which lefty author Will Self and lefty historian Simon Schama (the one who knows so much about Queens) put their elegant steel toecaps on and proceeded to put the boot into the state of USA morality without there being any counter-balancing support from someone even vaguely sympathetic to the USA.

    Archive 2008-04-27

  • His father's features "are as neat and well-ordered as his three-piece suit and polished toecaps".

    My Father's Fortune: A Life by Michael Frayn

  • (One might argue that the twelve pair of basic black heels in our closet are all the same, but they'd be missing their complex nuances: the slightly different heel heights, subtly different toecaps, variations in leather grain.)

    Rosalyn Hoffman: Heel Power: Men Lust After Women, Women Lust After Shoes

  • (One might argue that the twelve pair of basic black heels in our closet are all the same, but they\'d be missing their complex nuances: the slightly different heel heights, subtly different toecaps, variations in leather grain.)

    Rosalyn Hoffman: Heel Power: Men Lust After Women, Women Lust After Shoes

  • A slight air of unreality has permeated the debate over "enhanced interrogation techniques" in the war against terror, with historians embarrassedly studying their toecaps over the issue.

    Notable & Quotable

  • They were about a size fourteen and had Left and Right written on the toecaps in purple ink.

    No Country For Old Men

  • A light fringe of snow lay like a cape on the shoulders of his overcoat and like toecaps on the toes of his goloshes; and, as the buttons of his overcoat slipped with a squeaking noise through the snow-stiffened frieze, a cold, fragrant air from out-of-doors escaped from crevices and folds.

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