NABOKV-L post 0026877, Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:12:06 +0000

Re: SF "amputation of an arctic" - answer to the old query
Actually, if you were reading Alexey Sklyarenko's annotations he'd pointed out that the Arctic was a boot, I believe, explaining that the snowy hill pulls the boot off.

On Sunday, February 21, 2016 4:50 AM, Jansy Mello <jansy.mello@OUTLOOK.COM> wrote:

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| Noun | 1. | overshoe - footwear that protects your shoes from water or snow or coldgalosh, golosh, gumshoe, arctic, rubber - a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snowfootgear, footwear - covering for a person's feet |

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.    arc·tic  (ärk′tĭk, är′tĭk)adj.Extremely cold; frigid. See Synonyms at cold.n.A warm waterproof overshoe.    arctic (ˈɑːktɪk)adj1. (Placename) of or relating to the Arctic: arctic temperatures.2. informal cold; freezing: the weather at Christmas was arctic.n3. (Clothing & Fashion) US a high waterproof overshoe with buckles4. (modifier) designed or suitable for conditions of extreme cold: arctic clothing.    arc•tic adj.1. (often cap.) of, pertaining to, or located at or near the North Pole: the arctic region.2. coming from the North Pole or the arctic region: an arctic wind.3. characteristic of the extremely cold, snowy, windy weather north of the Arctic Circle; frigid; bleak: an arctic winter.4. extremely cold in manner: a look of arctic disdain.n.5. (often cap.) the region lying north of the Arctic Circle or of the northernmost limit of tree growth; the polar area northof the timberline.6. arctics, warm waterproof overshoes.[1350–1400; Middle English artik < Middle French artique < Latin arcticus < Greek arktikós northern, literally, of the Bear=árkt(os) bear (see Ursa Major) + -ikos -ic]arc′ti•cal•ly, adv.Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.    arcticA type of waterproof overshoe.Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited      
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