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  • n. Plural form of gumshoe.


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  • There are a few supposedly respectable academics who have gone way out there in conspiracy theory, but I would say that most of them are kind of gumshoes, amateurs, and people who probably were impacted by the assassination.

    A Single Bullet

  • However, Carter will allow a jury to hear evidence about MGA's accusation that Mattel dispatched "gumshoes" to infiltrate toy fairs where MGA displayed its products.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Federal "gumshoes" also failed to detect or deter a number of Wall Street and Main Street banks that bent the risk curve on lending and investing before the 2008 meltdown.

  • And, yes, Gummo was based on the "gumshoes" he wore-rubber-soled shoe and / or galoshes.

    Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • To wit, for approximately 10 years it was deemed fine and dandy that private gumshoes bribed police officers, stole voicemails, and broke into the bank records of celebrities, royals, government leaders and notorious convicts in order to create fodder for tabloid journalism.

    Law & Order, Fleet Street

  • The 5,100 extra IRS gumshoes are supposed to chase the $300 billion "tax gap," the Beltway's version of the Loch Ness monster that is the difference between what the IRS collects and what Congress thinks Americans owe.

    5,100 More IRS Agents

  • Last fall, I was excited for a line-up of new shows to add to my old favorites and this season I only have one that made the cut: Terriers on FX, but I'm still iffy as to if it is a really well-conceived neo-noir show or if I just like the San Diego-Ocean Beach backdrop for the two gumshoes.

    Jake Arky: School'ed: The 2010 Fall TV Line-Up

  • Used to have the statute written on the cover of my Thomas Guide to cite to ignorant gumshoes.

    One thumb down on the new transit mall (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The gumshoes of his best-selling thrillers tend to opt instead for scotch—or beer.

    Nelson DeMille

  • Indeed, if there is any takeaway from the WikiLeaks embarrassment, it is that we need more boots and gumshoes on the ground and fewer blue suits on computers in air-conditioned offices.

    Philip Smucker: WikiLeaks Story Exposes Bad Intel From the Field and on Bin Laden


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  • John has a Shoes list.

    Palooka has an All About Shoes list.

    November 12, 2008

  • Also, gumboots.

    Is there a shoe list 'round here anywhere?

    November 12, 2008

  • Galoshes

    November 12, 2008