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  • noun Plural form of plimsoll.


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  • Athletic shoes have come a long way since the late 18th century, when early rubber soled shoes, called plimsolls, were so crude they had no right or left foot.

  • The cast/crew is excellent: Richard Holt's John is an amiable prefect, Akiya Henry's Titty is an imaginative live wire, Katie Moore's Susan is as tidy as her plimsolls and Stewart Wright's Roger is a treat – a colossus in cardigans.

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  • Instead, let's run through the fashion highlights, which go something like this: During the 1800s, plimsolls were developed by the Liverpool Rubber company in the form of canvas shoes with a rubber sole and a line resembling the plimsoll line on a boat.

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  • It's a savvy move for a company that sells what are essentially simple plimsolls.

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  • The Lansdowne did not like bare feet, so they sent him out in his first pair of plimsolls from Woolworth's in Oxford Street.

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  • Next they flew to Gibraltar to join the royal yacht Britannia for a Mediterranean cruise, with a marine band aboard and nearly 250 officers and crew, the crew as usual in plimsolls so as not disturb the royal rest.

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  • Shilts is pictured in slacks and plimsolls "relaxing" in a fringed armchair in front of his massive oak-veneer TV; but even here, cross-legged in the shadow of his own occasional table, he still seems to glower and fret, radiating a dark and unsettling energy of repulsion.

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  • MBTs are as ugly as sin – a cross between an orthopaedic clump-foot anti-style statement and the ludicrous stack-soled plimsolls to which Baby Spice took an inexplicable liking in the 1990s.

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  • As if finding the money to pay for the plethora of plimsolls, shirts and blazers wasn't hard enough, now they have the added dilemma of worrying whether the fingers of a child on the other side of the world have been exploited to make those items boasting oh-so-tempting knock-down prices.

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  • She dressed simply; jeans, plimsolls and a sweatshirt, and then she left the bedroom for the last time.

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