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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.
Therefore, the Analytical has orders to produce the cream of the cream of his binns, and therefore it falls out that rallying becomes rather a trying word for the occasion; Lady Tippins being observed gamely to inculcate the necessity of rearing round their dear Veneering; Podsnap advocating roaring round him; Boots and Brewer declaring their intention of reeling round him; and Veneering thanking his devoted friends one and all, with great emotion, for rarullarulling round him.
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.
Having warbled his thanks and put the potions in his boots, Hugo departed, and Hagar informed the audience that as he had killed a few of her friends in times past, she had cursed him, and intends to thwart his plans, and be revenged on him.
He came in gorgeous array, with plumed cap, red cloak, chestnut lovelocks, a guitar, and the boots, of course.
A universal shriek arose as the russet boots waved wildly from the wreck and a golden head emerged, exclaiming, "I told you so!
"It's a mercy you didn't , Mother!" laughed Jo, looking at her boots. "But we'll have another play sometime that he can see.
So it dresses in black coats and trousers, and black hats, and black boots, and, dear me, it is such a very respectable gentleman--to think it could ever have gone gadding about as a troubadour or a knight-errant, dressed in all those fancy colors!
Talking of fields and mile-stones reminds me that I want to say, in all seriousness, a few words about women's boots. The women of these islands all wear boots too big for them.
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.
The riding boot that closely resembles the modern-day cowboy boot was born, and soon became popular in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
"Boot dropped?" I sez, "Dang, Chief, what was it--stroke, heart attack?