Definition of Congress gaiter
1. Noun. An ankle high shoe with elastic gussets in the sides.
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Literary usage of Congress gaiter
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1. The Shoe Industry by Frederick James Allen (1922)
"congress gaiter. A shoe having rubber goring for adjustment at the ankles. Copper Toe. A copper outer boxing to protect the toe in children's shoes. ..."
2. Have We a Far Eastern Policy? by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill (1920)
"Our old-fashioned "congress gaiter," without laces or buttons, but with elastic sides making them equally easy to put on or off, has provided a solution for ..."
3. The Humbugs of the World: An Account of Humbugs, Delusions, Impositions by Phineas Taylor Barnum (1866)
"To get a congress-gaiter off the foot without using the hands is quite easy; but how to get one on again, those members not being employed to do it, ..."
4. Our Short Story Writers by Blanche Colton Williams (1920)
"... the congress gaiter, the hammer-gun, the safety bicycle, the mustache cup, par- chesi, the catcher who took 'em off the bat with his bare hands, ..."
5. Mysterious Japan by Julian Street (1921)
"... widely favoured in Japan, as are also congress gaiter shoes—a most convenient style of footwear in a land where shoes are shed on entering a house. ..."
6. The Drygoodsman's Handy Dictionary by Frank Manning Adams (1912)
"congress gaiter.—A shoe with rubber goring in the side which adjusts it to the ankle, instead of laces, etc. Counter.—The piece of stiffening material that ..."