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  • n. Plural form of veldskoen.


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  • We lit candles in silence while Dad grabbed his FN and hurriedly put on his veldskoens.

    Rainbow’s End

  • Not surprisingly, he ended up pouring methyl bromide, a highly toxic fumigant, into his veldskoens.

    Rainbow’s End

  • So I and a fuming Dad had gone to the Alps on our own and had climbed a mountain in veldskoens and takkies and cotton clothing and been caught in a sleet shower on the way down and been unable to grip and, in a very real way, had contemplated falling to our deaths in the icy river several hundred feet below for more hours than I care to remember.

    Rainbow’s End

  • And of course, there was Bata, shoe store to the nation, where farmers bought their veldskoens (fawn-colored, rough suede “veld” shoes) and white kids bought rubber Slip Slop sandals and blacks and whites alike bought takkies (white plimsolls), which we all wore till our toes protruded from the sides.

    Rainbow’s End

  • Dad was in his uniform of khaki pants, a thin, much-mended khaki shirt with a Parker pen and a packet of Madisons his new brand in the pocket, a floppy khaki hat, and veldskoens.

    Rainbow’s End

  • There was almost a fearful pride among the confused men in shorts and veldskoens, all of whom chose to stay on in Zimbabwe after independence in 1980 in the fact that a gunbattle had taken place.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Then he’d be off again, the soles of his veldskoens squealing like racing tires on the concrete floor of the passage, his FN automatic rifle, which went everywhere with him, in his hand.

    Rainbow’s End

  • They’d be wearing Bata veldskoens “fellies” on their feet, and they’d all be the same shape—solid with T-bone steaks and beer, their bellies like women’s in the advanced stages of pregnancy.

    Rainbow’s End


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