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{adj: formidable, redoubtable, unnerving} inspiring fear
"the formidable prospect of major surgery"
"a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston
"something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall"



{n: Hessian boot, hessian, jackboot, Wellington, Wellington boot} (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot


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