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  • adv. without wetting's one's shoes or feet.
  • adj. without wetting's one's shoes or feet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without wetting the feet; having or keeping the feet or shoes dry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having dry shoes or feet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or keeping the feet or shoes dry


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  • Men left their homes dry-shod in the morning, and returning from business had to wade up to their knees through unlighted streets or creep perilously along a narrow plank gangway, only to find that it stopped short just where the water was deepest.

    The Paris Flood of 1910 | Edwardian Promenade

  • An old fellow pointed out that one of the prophesies was that when it became possible to cross the river dry-shod in five places, disaster would strike the world.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • Only two ships struggle ashore on the south coast, and they learn at once that Buckingham has been defeated by the rising of the river, his rebellion washed away by the waters, and Richard is waiting, dry-shod, to execute the survivors.

    The Red Queen

  • Thirty seconds after Brazil went into rapture in the rain, Hamilton sneaked past a dry-shod Timo Glock at the final corner to claim fifth place and the title by a point.

    Classic F1 season finishes: six decades of final grand prix drama

  • But the sheer quantity made him pause and wonder if those stories about fish being so thick in the river that you could walk dry-shod on their backs might have a solid kernel of truth to them.

    Elephant in the City

  • She sits dry-shod on the steps, shakes the water from the sheets of paper and tries to consider the view in the first person.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • From henceforth in the halls of Nereus shalt thou dwell with me, god and goddess together; thence shalt thou rise dry-shod from out the main and see Achilles, our dear son, settled in his island-home by the strand of Leuce, that is girdled by the Euxine sea.


  • This is the night when first you saved our fathers :you freed the people of Israel from their slaveryand led them dry-shod through the sea.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • It was a very good trip over to West Oxford that resulted - a meal and chat and beer and I even managed to get to their house dry-shod thanks to the pump working away and the sandbags shielding the pavement.

    Water and electricity

  • I crossed it almost dry-shod on the boulders above a little fall, stopping for a moment to drink and lave my brow.

    Prester John


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