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  • He buckled his belt on and tied a pair of veldschoen to it by their laces.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • In his brown homespun and veldschoen he did not look like a rich cattleman.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • Atmosphere is vital, laddie, you can't go to a rendezvous like this dressed in dirty khaki pants and veldschoen. it would ruin the whole thing.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • We went about to put everything in order and lay the poor corpse in decency, and when we started to pull off his veldschoen, as I hope to die in my bed, there was a little drop of blood still wet on the toe.

    Vrouw Grobelaar and Her Leading Cases Seventeen Short Stories

  • There was no trick of the veldschoen copper for which they were not ready; and for any device of Kruger's lambs they were prepared to go one better.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • He, more than all of them, had been in open conflict with Oom Paul in the the past, had fought him the most vigorously, and yet for him the old veldschoen Boer had some regard and much respect, in so far as he could respect a Rooinek at all.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Then a clumsy foot in a cow-leather boot or heavy wooden-pegged veldschoen would be thrust out, and the boy would be tripped up and go down, and the crowd would deliberately kick and trample the life out of him, and no one would be able to say how or by whom the thing had been done.

    The Dop Doctor

  • Simple farmers, the sentimental newspapers call them -- simple Machiavellis in veldschoen! "

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

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