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boot

 [bo̳t]
an encasement for the foot; a protective casing or sheath.
Gibney boot an adhesive tape support used in treatment of sprains and other painful conditions of the ankle, the tape being applied in a basket-weave fashion with strips placed alternately under the sole of the foot and around the back of the leg.
Unna's paste boot a dressing for varicose ulcers, consisting of a paste made from gelatin, zinc oxide, and glycerin, which is applied to the entire leg, then covered with a spiral bandage, this in turn being given a coat of the paste; the process is repeated until satisfactory rigidity is attained.

boot

(būt),
A boot-shaped appliance.
[M.E. bote, fr. O.Fr.]

boot

(bldbomact) an encasement for the foot; a protective casing or sheath.
Gibney's boot  an adhesive tape support used in treatment of sprains and other painful conditions of the ankle, the tape being applied in a basketweave fashion with strips placed alternately under the sole of the foot and around the back of the leg.
Gibney's boot.

boot

1 a shoelike prosthetic device for holding a leg or arm during treatment.
2 a basketweave bandage that covers the foot and lower leg.
3 an airtight device in which the arm or leg can be inserted and the air pumped out, creating a partial vacuum to divert blood flow from the surrounding area.
Computers verb To load an operating system—e.g., Windows— into the computer’s RAM or main memory, after which the computer can run applications
Drug slang verb A regional term meaning to inject a drug
Medspeak noun See Pellagrous boot
Orthopaedics noun Unna boot

boot

Informatics verb To load the operating system–eg, Windows, OS X into the computer's RAM or main memory, after which the computer can run applications. See Random access memory.

boot

(būt)
A shoe, brace, or restrictive bandage used to protect and immobilize the foot and ankle.
[M.E. bote, fr. O.Fr.]

boot

an encasement for the foot; a protective casing or sheath.

bell boot
see brush boot (below).
brush boot, brushing boot
a rubber cover worn over the hoof by pacing and trotting horses to prevent damage to the inside of the opposite cannon bone. Called also bell boot.
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A universal shriek arose as the russet boots waved wildly from the wreck and a golden head emerged, exclaiming, "I told you so
But as he was always spending money, and never made any more, at last the day came when he had nothing left but two shillings, and he had to leave the beautiful rooms in which he had been living, and go into a little attic under the roof, and clean his own boots, and mend them with a darning-needle.
As she again though of her dusty boots she almost pitied those habiliments for the quizzing to which they had been subjected, and felt how hopeless life was for their owner.
The women of these islands all wear boots too big for them.
Hardly had Nikita driven out of the yard and turned the horse's head to the house, before Vasili Andreevich emerged from the high porch in front of the house with a cigarette in his mouth and wearing a cloth-covered sheep-skin coat tightly girdled low at his waist, and stepped onto the hard-trodden snow which squeaked under the leather soles of his felt boots, and stopped.
I kin remember when she weared worsted boots an' her two feets was no bigger dan yer t'umb an' she weared worsted boots, Miss Smith," she cried, raising her streaming eyes.
On the hill, some little girls were playing with their sleds, real little girls, in warm hoods and coats, rubber boots and mittens, and Polly felt drawn toward them in spite of her fear of Fan.
Tom and his father had alighted at the Peacock at about seven in the evening; and having heard with unfeigned joy the paternal order, at the bar, of steaks and oyster-sauce for supper in half an hour, and seen his father seated cozily by the bright fire in the coffee-room with the paper in his hand, Tom had run out to see about him, had wondered at all the vehicles passing and repassing, and had fraternized with the boots and hostler, from whom he ascertained that the Tally-ho was a tip-top goer--ten miles an hour including stoppages--and so punctual that all the road set their clocks by her.
Sergeant Cuff had given the boy a leaf torn out of his pocket-book, on which was written in pencil, "Send me one of Rosanna Spearman's boots, and be quick about it.
I wanted a pair of boots at a certain town, for I had none to travel in, but those with the memorable cork soles, which were much too hot for the fiery decks of a steamboat.
He then begs to make his dear Twemlow known to his two friends, Mr Boots and Mr Brewer--and clearly has no distinct idea which is which.
There were two rows of boots before him, one cleaned and the other dirty, and at every addition he made to the clean row, he paused from his work, and contemplated its results with evident satisfaction.