• WordNet 3.6
    • adj bootleg distributed or sold illicitly "the black economy pays no taxes"
    • v bootleg produce or distribute illegally "bootleg tapes of the diva's singing"
    • v bootleg sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol "They were bootlegging whiskey"
    • n bootleg the part of a boot above the instep
    • n bootleg whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bootleg The part of a boot above the upper; leather cut out for the leg of a boot.
    • n bootleg One of the levers connected with the winding mechanism of a spinning-mule: so named from its shape.
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In literature:

The Mexican, suddenly stirring, ventilated his attitude of apathetic waiting by conjuring swiftly from his bootleg a long knife.
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
Bootlegging's bad business for a man that laps it up the way you do.
"The Trail of the White Mule" by B. M. Bower
One bootleg was outside the corduroys.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
They hear of bootlegging and blind tigers among certain foreign groups.
"John Wesley, Jr." by Dan B. Brummitt
Having written he unlaced his boot on the right foot, folded the paper, and thrust it into the bootleg.
"The Sky Line of Spruce" by Edison Marshall
Inner and Outer Boutens (Bootlegs).
"Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine" by Walter H. Rich
Then Artie took possession of the map placed in the bootleg.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
Segregation is affiliated with gambling, bootlegging, opium and cocaine joints.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
And certainly, 'big money' is involved in bootlegging, as liquor smuggling is termed.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
Jockey Moseby Jones, on Elisha, was overlooked when these favours were surreptitiously distributed, but his bootleg was not empty.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Thus he became a huge success as an ancient "bootleg" chicken.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
At dawn he came down in a coast hamlet for bootleg petrol and oil.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
I'll tell the world ye cracked heads like a Bowery cop full o' bootleg booze.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Lowell's last shot about the bootlegging had gone home.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
But when I come out my bootlegs was full o' fish.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
I don't have to do anything about bootlegging.
"World Without War" by E. G. von Wald
Breakfast to-day consists of some kind of porridge, with the usual bootleg and punk.
"Within Prison Walls" by Thomas Mott Osborne
It's just bootleg, Aleck, bootleg.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
The fingers fumbled at his bootleg.
"The Rider of Golden Bar" by William Patterson White
It made us fear that perhaps some of his bootlegging yarns had been colored with the ready fiction of his business.
"Pieces of Hate" by Heywood Broun

In poetry:

Does the devil ever brew
Moon as strong as bootlegs do?
For they think it fairly risky
Rating heaven high as whiskey...
"Tonopah And Clergy " by Norman MacLeod

In news:

TEHRAN — In a way, not much has changed, said the former hostage taker , Abbas Abdi, having just watched a bootleg copy of "Argo," the movie based on the 1979 seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran.
Yeti Bootlegs presents I'm Not Like Everybody Else: Garage Rock, Swinging Sounds and Hard Psychede.
Smile Empty Soul gave us their song "Don't Ever leave" for the GRD Bootleg CD in 2009 and then shortly afterward disappeared.
Lawless the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia.
Man arrested for trying to record bootleg copy of "Skyfall" in theater.
What's not to like about this 1920s tale about three bootlegging brothers in Prohibition-era Virginia based on a true story.
Screening the history of bootlegging in urban America led to the invention of a genre — the gangster film — but moviegoers have seen little of the hills and hollers from whence the syndicates' potent spirits were shipped.
Michael Strahan may be retired from the NFL, but he'll gladly run the naked bootleg.
Fishing, Rumrunning & Bootlegging Tales of the Hamptons.
Feds raid Bessemer business for bootleg merchandise .
A federal raid of an area business Saturday afternoon ends with boxes of bootleg merchandise being hauled away.
Pearl Jam are one of the leaders when it comes to providing their fans with bootleg performances of their shows, but they intend on making the turnaround a little quicker and offering some special deals in the future.
Moonshine makers set up in Ga. City hall, near hills where bootlegging was once a way of life.
The birth of a genuine cult movie, spawned from the primordial ooze of discount VHS or 20th generation bootleg, is a grand and glorious thing.
Warren Haynes Discusses Gov't Mule 's New 6-Disc Box Set, 'The Georgia Bootleg Box'.