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 Boots.Bootless Errand. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Boots at an Inn.
 
A servant whose duty it is to clean the boots. The Boots of the Holly-tree Inn, a Christmas tale by Charles Dickens (1855).   1
 


 Boots.Bootless Errand. 

 
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