from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Originally, calf leather of a rough or thick variety, as used in box-toes; now, a chrome-tanned calfskin, either in black or colors and usually grained or boarded.


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  • I ruined my box-calf boots, I split my trousers at the knees, and I felt that my hat had parted with its shape for ever; and yet I continued the ascent.

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