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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riddleway said:
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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

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Thanks,Mike; I had forgotten that one. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
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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tdol said:
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.

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Those dastardly luddites. ;-)
 

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The original Luddites were British saboteurs. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
The original Luddites were British saboteurs. ;-)

They probably were part French, though. :wink:
 

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In spirit perhaps. :lol:
 
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