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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:00:00 AM
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galosh

(noun) A waterproof overshoe.

Synonyms: arctic, rubber, gumshoe

Usage: This rain is not going to stop any time soon, so you had better dig your galoshes out of the closet.
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galosh
Definition: (noun) A waterproof overshoe.
Synonyms: arctic, rubber, gumshoe
Usage: This rain is not going to stop any time soon, so you had better dig your galoshes out of the closet.
Adyl Mouhei
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Galoshes, also known as dickersons, gumshoes, rubbers, or overshoes, are a type of rubber boot that is slipped over shoes to keep them from getting muddy or wet. In the United States, the word galoshes may be used interchangeably with boot, especially a rubberized boot. In the United Kingdom, however, a galosh is an overshoe made of a weatherproof material to protect a more vulnerable shoe underneath and keep the foot warm and dry.
taurine
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:41:34 AM

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With so much evidence of October being a rainy month in Gloomshire, it might be easier to accept the evidence of an otherwise frail witness who said he remembered having to put his galoshes on to go out to dinner that night.
thar
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:35:10 AM

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Interesting word.
Rarely used now people have multiple shoes and boots.
But almost onomatopoeic in its galumphing sloshiness. Whistle

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From Middle English galoche, from Old French galoche (“shoe with a wooden sole”), but further uncertain; three main theories exist:

From Vulgar Latin *galopium, from Ancient Greek καλοπόδιον (kalopódion), diminutive of καλόπους (kalópous, “shoemaker's block”), compound of κᾶλον (kâlon, “wood”) and πούς (poús, “foot”). More at holt and foot.[1]

From Late Latin gallicula, diminutive of gallica (solea) (“Gallic (sandal)”).[2]

From Old French galette (“flat round cake”), from galet (“pebble”).[3]
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Cest moi Aussi
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:17:02 AM

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When you say, "Gumshoe"; I say, "Gesundheit!"
Emel Rapchan
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Nelson Cerqueira
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I’ve worn galoshes when I was a kid . It’s in my novel Martin.
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