Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shaped like a shoe; boat-shaped; slipper-shaped; cymbiform. See Paramecium.

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Examples

  • Daisy Fellowes, long considered the best-dressed woman of her generation, was known for her fashion daring, and confidently wore audacious items like Elsa Schiaparelli's surrealist shoe-shaped hat with a shocking pink heel.

    A Salute to Women in Uniform

  • In my first story, the hero has occasion to peer through “a dark shoe-shaped patch of nothingness”.

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  • The squat toilets of the old apartment houses, one by the side of the stairs on each floor with two cleated cement shoe-shaped elevations on each side of the aperture so a locataire would not slip, emptied into cesspools which were emptied by pumping into horse-drawn tank wagons at night.

    Book Excerpt: ‘A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition’

  • The squat toilets of the old apartment houses, one by the side of the stairs on each floor with the two cleated cement shoe-shaped elevations on each side of the aperture so a locataire would not slip, emptied into cesspools which were emptied by pumping into horse-drawn tank wagons at night.

    A Moveable Feast

  • The situation overlooked the entire shoe-shaped district, heretofore described.

    The Johnstown Horror!!! or, Valley of Death, being A Complete and Thrilling Account of the Awful Floods and Their Appalling Ruin

  • The saddles were far forward, and the shoe-shaped wooden stirrups were elaborately carved.

    V. A Chilean Rondeo

  • Milledgeville, Ga., in Smithsonian collection, No. 27976; and _c_ is one of the peculiar shoe-shaped urns brought from Ometepec Island, Lake

    A Further Contribution to the Study of the Mortuary Customs of the North American Indians

  • Its futuristic baby shoe-shaped profile aims for a techno look based on "mathematical perfection," rather than the retro styling of the Mini or 500, according to Chief Engineer Hiroki Nakajima.

  • Some released shoe-shaped helium balloons into the sky in an apparent reference to the Rapture.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Popular gift packages include "Birthday Fashionista," with shoe-shaped and cake-shaped cookies frosted in red and white, plus a cupcake topped with a heart ($25), and "Tennis Anyone?" which sports cookies cut and frosted to look like tennis balls, racquets, shoes and shorts ($25).

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