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  • n  a particular situation
  • n  footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
  • n  (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time
  • n  U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
  • n  a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
  • v  furnish with shoes

  • Plastic shoes have been around for years, and 35 companies now turn them out.
  • I only took three steps on those shoes into the dinette area, which has a vinyl floor.
  • Generations of American males surreptitiously added inches to their height by wearing Adler elevatorsordinary-looking shoes that contained hidden built-in platforms.
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  • Rod Blagojevich in USA Today
    I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived,Blagojevich said. "I saw it all growing up."
  • Barack Obama in Wall Street Journal
    You have to have not only the intellect to be able to effectively apply the law to cases before you,Mr. Obama said in an interview carried Saturday on C-SPAN television. "But you have to be able to stand in somebody else's shoes and see...
  • Diablo Cody in Guardian Unlimited
    They're using me to publicize their stupid shoes and NOBODY ASKED ME,Cody wrote on her MySpace blog Friday. "I would never consent to a lame publicity stunt at a time when I already want to hide."

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