Vladimir Nabokov

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

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Re: SF "amputation of an arctic" - answer to the old query
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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¬†¬†(√§rk‚Ä≤tń≠k, √§r‚Ä≤tń≠k)adj.Extremely¬†cold;¬†frigid.¬†See¬†Synonyms¬†at¬†cold.n.A¬†warm¬†waterproof¬†overshoe. ¬† ¬†arctic¬†(ňą…Ďňźkt…™k)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‚ÄĘtic¬†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‚Äď1400;¬†Middle¬†English¬†artik¬†<¬†Middle¬†French¬†artique¬†<¬†Latin¬†arcticus¬†<¬†Greek¬†arktik√≥s¬†northern,¬†literally,¬†of¬†the¬†Bear=√°rkt(os)¬†bear¬†(see¬†Ursa Major) +¬†-ikos¬†-ic]arc‚Ä≤ti‚ÄĘcal‚ÄĘly,¬†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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