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Boot, subst., covering for the foot and leg; particularly worn by horsemen: Gentl. V, 2, 6. Shr. III, 2, 45. Shr. III, 2, 45 IV, 1, 147. All's II, 5, 39. III, 2, 6. Tw. I, 3, 12. R2 V, 2, 77. H4A II, 1, 91 (quibble). III, 1, 68. H4B II, 4, 270. V, 3, 136. Lr. IV, 6, 177. Used by fishermen: Wiv. IV, 5, 101. “over --s in love,” Gentl. I, 1, 25. “give me not the --s,” Gentl. I, 1, 27, == do not make a laughing-stock of me (allusion to the torture of the boots?).
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