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  • n  a shiny finish put on shoes with polish and buffing
    his trousers had a sharp crease and you could see your reflection in his shoeshine
  • n  the act of shining shoes
    he charged a dollar for a shoeshine

  • Unfortunately for Zeno, it doesn't look like the talk will stop anytime soon, as the shoeshine shop he's run for the last 45 years adjoins the newest tourist attraction Minneapolis .
  • Last week Ralph Cooper, 33, a shoeshine boy and ex-convict, was sentenced to life in prison.
  • The story may well be apocryphal, but in the decades since, shoeshine boys have become a kind of insider's measure of how a market's doing.
News & Articles

  • Shoeshiner Donates $200K in Tips to Kids' Hospital
    Albert Lexie is 71. He is a shoeshine man. It is the only job he has ever had. He started when he was 15. Albert is the kind of man you might see at the mall and walk past. Or get a glimpse of him on the street and avoid making eye contact.
    June 14, 2013 - ABC News via Yahoo! News

  • Richard Mandella in San Francisco Chronicle
    Over the years, Eddie became a great friend,Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said. "Our friendship was partly due to the admiration I had for him, to be operating his shoeshine stand as he did for all these years was remarkable."
  • Len Dawson in Topeka Capital Journal
    You'd never know he had 20 cents,said Chiefs Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson, who remembers watching Hunt picking up debris outside Arrowhead Stadium on his way into a Chiefs game. "He'd borrow money to get a shoeshine, write it down...
  • Rush Limbaugh in Los Angeles Times
    So Rush Limbaugh called Antonio Villaraigosa "the shoeshine guy" and LA's mayor turned the other cheek.

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