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  • n. Plural form of upper.
  • n. The parts of a pair of shoes that do not normally contact the ground.


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  • Soles wear out in short order and the leather they are using for the uppers is cheap.

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  • The upper peninsula residents are known as uppers (ph), and they eat something called pasties, which are a eat a meat based product that has a crust around it.

    CNN Transcript Jul 26, 2004

  • Contrasting, but also complementing the uppers is a gum sole, complete with tan stitching. adidas Originals Campus 80s "A. 039" Tan adidas Originals Campus 80s "A. 039" Tan adidas Originals Campus 80s "A. 039" Tan


  • For other nations it must be a downer, but being on our uppers is our favourite position. news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

  • Many of these shoes have "leather-like" and "man-made" uppers - in other words, they're constructed out of pleather.

    The Budget Fashionista

  • They had to be taking some kind of uppers to make it through each day, given how little sleep they were getting.

    Stupid Cupid

  • It is quite true that the 'uppers' are getting more 'upper'.... and therefore more detached from daily reality.

    Professionals or the Populace ?

  • The neat bottines, _à la_ Diane Chasseresse, took a charming touch of lightness from the aluminium nails which decorated the "uppers" with a quaint and original Dravidian cornice.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • There were going to be very few football matches; but "uppers" were played with the old keenness, and there was fierce competition for the last places in the scrum.

    The Loom of Youth

  • As soon as the first keenness wore off he found the interminable "uppers," totally unrelieved by the excitement of matches, amazingly dull.

    The Loom of Youth


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