congress gaiter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n congress gaiter an ankle high shoe with elastic gussets in the sides
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Congress gaiter a high shoe or half-boot, coming above the ankle, and having the sides made in part of some elastic material which stretches to allow the boot to be drawn on and off.
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Usage

In literature:

He arrived during the age of Board Sidewalks, Congress Gaiters, and Pie for Breakfast.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
He orter stay at home an' wear Congress gaiters an' pantalets.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
My wind's a gittin' low, and my new congress gaiters pinch me some.
"Winona of the Camp Fire" by Margaret Widdemer
The fashionable footdress then was Congress gaiters and boots; Oxford ties were worn in the summer.
"Life Gleanings" by T. J. Macon
Mahamed was not even picturesque, for he wore a large pair of blue spectacles and Congress gaiters.
"The Rulers of the Mediterranean" by Richard Harding Davis
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