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a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on

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help oneself, often through improvised means

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Parametric bootstrap confidence intervals for the 95th percentile with no censoring varied in length from 0.
A BILLION BOOTSTRAPS details how microcredit institutions -- "barefoot bankers" -- arrange tiny loans, sometimes as little as $25, so families can break free of hunger and other painful shortages.
The above positioning statement is supported by the recent observations of other scholars such as Van Auken, (2005) who observed: "Although bootstrap financing commonly is used and is an important source of capital, few.
And he calls up the old cliche of immigrants pulling themselves up by their bootstraps, which is no more persuasive now than it ever was.
Juxtaposed to somewhat romanticized accounts of life's lessons imparted as stern pearls of barbershop wisdom, the methodological approach of "the 100 way"--with its emphasis on higher education and upper-middle-class ideals of cultural refinement--opens a can of class-conscious worms reminiscent of the Talented Tenth versus the vocational bootstraps debate between W.
Her plucky exhortation that "with the help of God and some intestinal fortitude, many [gays] can change their lives, if they choose to do so" made me want to wrap my bootstraps around her plucking little neck.
From a low birth, the landscape has pulled itself up by its bootstraps to reach its present high elevation.