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    Default what is the name for Wooden Shoes (aside from clogs)

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    The only other word I've heard is 'klomps'.

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    Default Re: what is the name for Wooden Shoes (aside from clogs)

    Quote Originally Posted by riddleway
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    Another term for wooden shoe, besides "klomp" is "sabot".

    Main Entry:sabot
    Pronunciation:(*)sa|b*, s**b*, in sense 1b often *sab*t
    Function:noun
    Inflected Form:-s
    Etymology:French, from Middle French, alteration (influenced by bot, bote boot) of savate old shoe; akin to Italian ciabatta old shoe, Spanish zapato shoe, Old Proven*al sabata

    1 a : a wooden work shoe worn in various European countries (as Germany, France, Belgium, Holland) compare CLOG b (1) or sabot strap : a strap or wide band of leather or other material fitting across the instep in a shoe especially of the sandal type (2) : a shoe having a sabot strap

    - Webster's Third

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    Thanks,Mike; I had forgotten that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Thanks,Mike; I had forgotten that one.
    I learned one from you, also:

    Main Entry:klomp
    Pronunciation:*kl*mp
    Function:noun
    Inflected Form:plural klompen \-p*n\
    Etymology:Dutch klomp lump, wooden shoe, from Middle Dutch clompe clod, block; akin to Low German klump lump, clump * more at CLUMP

    : a wooden shoe worn in the Low countries

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    I vageuly remembered it from an old cartoon strip 'The Cloggies' about drunk clog dancers from Lancashire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I vageuly remembered it from an old cartoon strip 'The Cloggies' about drunk clog dancers from Lancashire.
    Good memory. I learned "sabot" from a crossword puzzle. :wink:

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    • saboteur
      Someone who throws his sabot into the works to gum things up.


    :wink:

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    Those dastardly luddites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Those dastardly luddites.
    Were they French? 8)

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