from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for patent leather shoes for girls, usually having a low heel and a single strap that fastens at the side.
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- n. Plural form of Mary Jane.
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I spotted the moving van in front of the Ruskins 'old house, turned and – first pow – there she was, my Elizabeth, walking with that titanium spine, so poised, even then, even as a seven year-old girl with Mary Janes and a friendship bracelet and too many freckles.
The prints of her Mary Janes and backless clogs were all over the place, making mischief.
I slipped on a pair of white wingtip Mary Janes with two-and-a-half-inch heels, filled up an empty bottle of Johnnie Walker Red with iced tea, and went trick-or-treating as a drunk bride.