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Definition of Finnesko
1. a reindeer-skin boot [n FINNESKO]
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Literary usage of Finnesko
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic by Ernest Henry Shackleton (1909)
"I had a man sent to Lapland to barter for finnesko of the best kind, but he only succeeded in getting twelve pairs. The ski boots are made of soft leather, ..."
2. Scott's Last Expedition ...: Vol. I. Being the Journals of Captain R. F by Robert Falcon Scott, Leonard Huxley (1913)
"Bowers reading the Ramp Thermometer in the Winter Night, -40° Fahrenheit—a Flashlight Photograph 221 finnesko Ski-shoes for use with ..."
3. The First Crossing of Greenland by Fridtjof Nansen (1897)
"I can therefore speak with confidence as to the suitability of " finnesko" for such expeditions, and can give them the warmest recommendation. ..."
4. Across Greenland's Ice-fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the by Mary Douglas (1902)
"The Lapps, who were nothing if not conservative in their ideas, used " finnesko," made of specially-prepared reindeer-skin, and stuffed with dry grass, ..."
5. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"Thus we have heavy elk-skin boots ; the lighter finnesko ; long boots for wet snow, etc. The sleeping bags are made of reindeer skin, and are both strong ..."
6. The Great Frozen Land (Bolshaia Zemelskija Tundra): Narrative of a Winter by Frederick George Jackson, Arthur Hallam Montefiore Brice (1895)
"... as finnesko. They also wear longer boots, like waders in appearance, but made of reindeer skin with the hair removed above the knee. ..."
7. The Voyage of the 'Discovery' by Robert Falcon Scott, Hartley Travers Ferrar, Edward Adrian Wilson (1905)
"... and the other for the heel; the plates were riveted on to a canvas overall half-boot which could be put on over a finnesko and kept tight with thongs. ..."
8. The White North: With Nordenskiöld, De Long, and Nansen by Mary Douglas (1899)
"... Lapp finnesko, snow boots, etc., as individual taste suggested. The head-dress generally favoured was a close-fitting cap of natural undyed wool. ..."