What is scarpology?

While scarpology is not in the standard dictionary that we normally use, this term appears in Grandiloquent Dictionary by C.S. Bird, with the following definition:

Scarpology is the science of determining characteristic traits by examining a persons shoes.

A word gets into the dictionary through usage; when it is used by many people who all agree that it means the same thing.

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Wednesday, October 04 2017
Source: http://www.islandnet.com/~egbird/dict/words.pdf

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