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  • n  a lace used for fastening shoes

  • They maintain that test taking, like telling time or double-knotting a shoelace, is a "life skill" that every child can learn and no youngster should go without.
  • One attempt at a gadget that could measure a runner's speed and distance was a clunky pod that attached to a shoelace.
  • He had apparently tripped over a shoelace and fell on the gun.
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  • Accused granny killer fashions noose in apparent bid to delay trial
    A Harlem man who allegedly killed his 76-year-old grandmother and stuffed her in a closet wrapped a shoelace around his neck Monday morning in an apparent effort to delay his trial.
    June 18, 2013 - New York Daily News
  • On Robinson's shoelaces, knives, fumbles
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Even in a world of rules and schemes and responsibilities, most players have small idiosyncrasies. Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Denard Robinson's is odder than most: He doesn’t tie his shoelaces. Thus his nickname of “Shoelace.” “I wasn’t tied, but coach told me to knot it up, so I knotted it up, but loose,” he said. “It’s something I always did my whole life ...
    June 17, 2013 - ESPN Blogs

  • Tedy Bruschi in USA Today
    Football's a dirty game,Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi said Friday. "We're a bunch of grown men out there with helmets and shoulder pads and we're trying to knock each other down. Sometimes you need to grab a shoelace or anything you can...
  • Phil Jackson in CNN International
    You know, you don't know what happens,Jackson said after the game. "Guys can break a shoelace and go out, the pants break down, drawstring falls apart."
  • Tyler Hansbrough in ESPN
    I got a rebound, someone had shot a layup, and my shoelace had a big loop in it,Hansbrough said. "My other foot went right into that loop and I took a fall. I stayed there for a second to see if anyone had seen me. But then everybody was...

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