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 Boon Companion (A).Boot-jack. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Boot.
 
I will give you that to boot, i.e. in addition. The Anglo-Saxon boot or bt means “compensation.” (Gothic, bôta, profit.)   1
        “As anyone shall be more powerful … . or higher in degree, shall he the more deeply make boot for sin, and pay for every misdeed.”—Laws of King Ethelred.
 


 Boon Companion (A).Boot-jack. 

 
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