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boottree


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boottree  \Boot"tree`\,  n.  [Boot  +  tree  wood,  timber.] 
  An  instrument  to  stretch  and  widen  the  leg  of  a  boot, 
  consisting  of  two  pieces,  together  shaped  like  a  leg,  between 
  which  when  put  into  the  boot,  a  wedge  is  driven. 
 
  The  pretty  boots  trimly  stretched  on  boottrees. 
  --Thackeray.