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- a heavy half boot
- a kind of shoe in which the upper laps over the vamp, which is of one piece with the tongue
Origin: after Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher
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- A high shoe or half boot.
- A shoe having the vamp and tongue made of one piece and the quarters lapping over the vamp.
Origin: After Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher.
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, Gebhard Leberecht von. Prince of Wahlstatt. 1742-1819.
Prussian field marshal whose leadership of the Prussian army was crucial in the campaigns against Napoleon.