Definitions

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  • n. a pair of the traditional Russian felt boots

Etymologies

From Russian валенки (válenki), singular валенок (válenok) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When she thought of Russia, all she could visualize were men dressed in ushanka hats and valenki felt boots.

    Sea Escape

  • The slide is in the middle of the playground, and we are herded there in pairs, in scratchy wool leggings and galoshes over felt valenki boots, our throats cinched with scarves and our waists with belts over padded coats.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Reader comment: "Keith: The "outer space fashion emergency" just looks like a pair of fine, old fashioned, Russian felt boots valenki"

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: April 2006 Archives

  • One was of a girl on an outing, eyes sparkling, dressed in a fur hat, heavy woolen jacket and the kind of felt boots called valenki.

    Gorky Park

  • Typically, they wear valenki - Russian felt boots - covered with waterproof galoshes.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Then I put on my shuba, ushanka, valenki and go for a walk with my bear Misha.

    Designcollector Network - All you need are links

  • After reading her post, I have decided that I will walk up to the next woman I see, look into her eyes, and ask: 'So how's your valenki, eh?'

    The India Uncut Blog

  • Out of Galya’s first-floor window I stare at naked birch trees the color of the dirty snow on the ground, at a boy in valenki boots and an unbuttoned coat pulling an empty sled along a footpath.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • A pair of winter boots that don’t look like felt peasant valenki would generate a cry of ecstasy.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

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