bootjack

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bootjack has V-shaped notch for pulling off boots
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bootjack A device for pulling off boots.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bootjack An implement of wood or iron used to hold a boot while the foot is drawn out of it.
    • n bootjack An actor of utility parts.
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Usage

In literature:

To his groping hands they felt not unlike double-headed bootjacks.
"The Return of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Come home, dear, and I'll find your bootjack.
"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
Four saucepans, two trays, a kettle, a bootjack, and a towel-horse.
"A Simpleton" by Charles Reade
I fired the bootjack.
"The Facts Concerning The Recent Carnival Of Crime In Connecticut" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I approbate your notion; it's as correct as a bootjack.
"The Attache" by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
I approbate your notion; it's as correct as a bootjack.
"The Attache" by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
We installed bookshelves, bootjacks, a sideboard, hat racks, a dumb waiter, a stand for the gramophone and a roll-top desk for the Major.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Dec. 5, 1917" by Various
He then said to his dog, 'Dandie, I cannot find my bootjack; search for it.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
Shut the door, you rascal, or I'll throw the bootjack at your wooden head.
"Hidden Hand" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
But when man makes a vise, or a wedge, or a bootjack, he uses his individual intelligence.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
Lucius is handy as a bootjack, and we'll get along fine.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
I had both a bootjack and a hair-comb, which I never used!
"A Christmas Greeting" by Hans Christian Andersen
Bring me the bootjack, Toby.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
She could hear him pulling off his boots on the bootjack.
"Stories of the Foot-hills" by Margaret Collier Graham
Next he crawls under the stove to find the bootjack, and pull off his long boots.
"A Man in the Open" by Roger Pocock
For fear of their laughing, and of the bootjacks.
"The William Henry Letters" by Abby Morton Diaz
Jarvis Kerruish was on the settle pushing off his slush-covered boots with a bootjack.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
A bootjack was the commonest kind of household furniture.
"Revisiting the Earth" by James Langdon Hill
Suppose you do discover that in the summer of 1820 an English major threw a bootjack at his syce?
"Carlyon Sahib" by Gilbert Murray
The bear had already pulled off one of Ed's boots and was about making a bootjack of his big red mouth for the other.
"True Bear Stories" by Joaquin Miller
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In news:

Head over to Bootjack for their big bonanza of a sale, scheduled to run until October 13.
Bicyclist dies in Mariposa Co Bootjack Road Race.
Suzanne Rivera, 48, crashed into a support vehicle during the Bootjack Road Race Sunday.
Bootjack Ranch (Photo by Philip Mueller and provided by Bill Fandel Sotheby s International Realty).
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