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congress boot

a high shoe with elastic sides, worn by men in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Origin of congress boot
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Cheer up, Tutt," said he, pushing a box of stogies toward his partner with the toe of his congress boot.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt

    Arthur Train

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