jackboot

[ UK /d‍ʒˈækbuːt/ ]
NOUN
  1. (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
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How To Use jackboot In A Sentence

  • The Guardia Nacional wear jackboots and hook their fingers in their trigger guards.
  • A jackboot is a laceless military boot that comes almost to the knee; whose sole is studded with steel hobnails and whose heel is rimmed with steel. Some Thoughts on Jackbooted Thugs
  • Maxrosen it's not as simple as that now is it. what if the muslim brotherhood started sending suicide bombers to blow up BA jets? what if democracy is what the people of egypt wants but needs a bit of help getting out from under Mubarak's jackboot? what then? what what what? Cairo protests:The west has a duty to nurture democracy | Observer editorial
  • The collaborators can be as treacherous and deceitful as any of the collaborators in Europe under the Nazi jackboot.
  • THE IRONY OF RHEE -- Michael Tomasky on Michelle Rhee in the Guardian: She's lately thrown in whole hog with the right wing, advising tea party governors like Rick Scott of Florida, and undoubtedly cheering lustily for the jackboot to land on the throats of the teachers of Wisconsin. DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 23, 2011
  • Their attitude is that if they keep their jackboot to the throat of the worker then their nice cushy jobs, with perks and pensions, will be guaranteed.
  • When these images clashas in The Fascist octopus has sung its swan song, the jackboot is thrown into the melting potit can be taken as certain that the writer is not seeing a mental image of the objects he is naming; in other words he is not really thinking. Politics and the English Language
  • Within only six weeks, the French army had collapsed and shell-shocked Parisians were forced to watch as German soldiers paraded through their streets, the sound of their jackboots signalling the defeat of a great power.
  • To conclude, Melbourne is a vibrant, bustling metropolis, in which parking restrictions are enforced with far too much enthusiasm and vigour by jackbooted bureaucrats.
  • When these images clash — as in The Fascist octopus has sung its swan song, the jackboot is thrown into the melting pot — it can be taken as certain that the writer is not seeing a mental image of the objects he is naming; in other words he is not really thinking. The Volokh Conspiracy » Massive Problems with Anti-Obama Allegations That Have Been Making the Rounds Recently
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