from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shoe which covers but one side of a horse's foot: used to correct some defect in the growth of the hoof.


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  • I wait, as I hear a dragonfly throbbing like a motorbike in amongst the high reeds where a sodden half-shoe lies like a capsized boat.

    Friday Poem: Bird Watching

  • The rubber disk takes its place in Bobby's top dresser drawer, resting between the blue half-shoe and a melted glob of metal that may have done duty as a cuff-link, joining a larger company of remnants -- scraps of silk and worsted and striped cotton; a flattened fountain pen; a few inches of brown leather hanging from a misshapen buckle; a hinged pin once attached to a brooch.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • He intends to take the disk back to his apartment and put it next to the half-shoe and all the rest of the items he has collected in the pit.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • It may be that the half-shoe impressed her, as it has him, as being the perfect symbol, the absolute explanation of what they have lost and what has survived, and this, its graphic potency, is what has distressed her.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Pale blue with a silky sheen and of a shape that appears identical to that of the half-shoe left on the bar.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The stirrups of this saddle are broad hickory hoops, shaped nearly like an Omega upside-down (U) [Transcriber's note: upside down Omega], left unpolished so as to afford the most unshakable footing, covered with a half-shoe of the stoutest leather, which renders it impossible for the toe to slip through or the ankle to foul under any circumstances.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • Bar pad and a half-shoe in the treatment of contracted feet

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • Contraction of the foot, a bar pad and a half-shoe in the treatment of bar shoes in the treatment of expansion shoes in the treatment of

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • “It were a serious task, ” said he, looking at the elegant half-shoe.

    Chapter V. Book V


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