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*boot

dismissal from employment or from a place that one is in. (*Typically: get ~; give someone ~.) I guess I wasn't dressed well enough to go in there. They gave me the boot. I'll work harder at my job today. I nearly got the boot yesterday.

boot

1. n. a thrill; a charge. I get a real boot out of my grandchildren.
2. tv. to dismiss or eject someone. I booted him myself.
3. n. a dismissal or ejection. I got the boot even though I had worked there for a decade.
4. tv. & in. to start the operating system of a computer. When I booted, all I got was a feep.
5. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. The kid booted and booted and will probably never smoke another cigar.
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He was dressed all in black, with boots as shiny as his eyes, a low white neckcloth, and a clean shirt with a frill to it.
Boots shows envy, loses ground, and is regarded as possessing a second- rate mind.
Another gorgeous dinner awaits them on their return to the Veneering halls, and Lady Tippins awaits them, and Boots and Brewer await them.
A universal shriek arose as the russet boots waved wildly from the wreck and a golden head emerged, exclaiming, "I told you so
Over and over again have I known women sit down on the top rail of a stile and declare they could not go a step further because their boots hurt them so; and it has always been the same complaint--too big.
As trousers got wider and skirts got longer in the 1970s, heels got higher and the platform boot was the height of fashion in footwear.
Milley directed the Army to come up with a plan to outfit two infantry brigade combat teams (IBCTs) in Hawaii, part of the 25th Infantry Division there, with a jungle boot.
Even if you and your dog are just fresh off the couch, preparing to venture out for a stroll on the mean freshly salted city streets in winter, a boot can provide your dog the protection and stability needed to enjoy the outing when temperatures drop and ice and snow accumulate.
Brands such as Sendra Boots, Tony Mora, El Estribo and Buffalo Boots can be found among their wide product range.
Strictly enforced verified boot improves security, but can also reduce reliability by increasing the impact of disk corruption that may occur on devices due to software bugs or hardware issues," wrote Google.
Our everyday cowboy boots have come a long way since the old days, when in the late 1800s American frontiersmen decided they needed something altogether different than the Wellington-influenced (think modern-day rubber boot) military boots that had served the calvary during the Civil War.
After 40 years in the business, Bob Hayes, QA Manager at Yingling Aviation, Wichita, Kansas, expects the shortest boot life to be on commuter airliners.
SEVENTIES CHIC Embrace the boho spirit with a sepia lens take on boot colour in rustic tones like tan, mustard and burgundy.
If you multiply the width of that lip by the circumference of one boot, then multiply by two, you'll find it can add up to 15 square inches of additional, and unnecessary, surface area