Monday, September 22, 2014

Word of the Day: Do you know what "chaussure" means?

What's "the word I'm thinking of"? Today, it's....

chaussure [sho-SUR] noun (TWITO, page 32)

Foot gear, shoes

"'I delight in Hessian boots,' said Rebecca. Jos Sedley, who admired his own legs prodigiously, and always wore this ornamental chaussure, was extremely pleased at this remark...."
--William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair (1848)

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