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(19th century) a man's high tasseled boot

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His costume, warrior's shield and superb physique were supposed to rival Adolf Hitler's iconic jack-boot image in the minds of US teenagers.
What Coleman has to be aware of now is that football at international level is an arena for diplomacy as well as the jack-boot. He has to befriend the players, especially those from the ego-fuelled Premier League, to maintain the team ethos carefully crafted by Gary Speed.
EVERY November we remember those who gave their lives fighting the Nazi jack-boot brigade who were masters of the dawn raid, dragging innocents from their homes.
Inspired by the life and works of the Polish writer, Bruno Schultz, The Street of Crocodiles ends with his death at the hands of the Gestapo and the crunch of the jack-boot echoes throughout, but it's not all doom and gloom.
McClaren took the hit, but this game and its spoiled, celebrity-obsessed, arrogant players, who are more interested in getting their hands on the latest diamond Rolex than the ball, deserves the jack-boot up the backside it's about to get from Fabio Capello.
Tanaiste Mary Harney has stood idly by as Ryanair, whose success was built on the back of very generous government assistance, used jack-boot tactics.
Mr Brown's speech received a standing ovation as he outlined growing anti-Semitism among not only the "jack-booted" right, but also the "conspiracy theorist" left.
It is not enough for gun-control advocates to be mistaken; they must be jack-booted thugs laying the groundwork for tyranny.
The petition said that Kashmir was being ruled by military power and their legitimate rights and the aspirations were being trampled under the jack-boots of Indian occupational forces.
"We are not letting the retaliatory actions of jack-booted thugs get in the way of the important business of providing top-notch care for our patients with addiction and mental health issues," CEO Sharma said.
In the days ahead, tolerant, decent Britain may find itself screaming to be heard between two jack-booted ideologies.
Joseph Curtatone, a Democratic mayor of Sommerville, a city located northwest of Boston, (https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/03/29/somerville-mayor-calls-bristol-sheriff-jack-booted-thug-sanctuary-city-spat/KDERCNFCacAYL4Nh76rFWJ/story.html) called Hodgson "a jack-booted thug," and added, "Come and get me."
The lowest favorability rating was in June 1995, when 42% viewed the NRA favorably, at a time when the NRA sent out a fundraising letter calling federal law enforcement agents "jack-booted government thugs" in the wake of the Waco siege in 1993.
Republican Congressman Lincoln-Diaz-Balart of Florida called the raid "an Orwellian monstrosity." House Majority Whip Tom Delay (R-Texas) referred to the armed raiders of the Gonzalez home as "jack-booted thugs." Republican members of Congress promised hearings, but as was the case with the slaughter at Waco, nothing really came of it.