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  • adj. shod or cased with iron


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  • For though the ironshod dart would draw no blood from them, they with the thyrsus, which they hurled, caused many a wound and put their foes to utter rout, women chasing men, by some god's intervention.

    The Bacchantes

  • He was searching for a wife when he fell into the trap, the cruel ironshod teeth of the device bit deep into the soft part of his leg.

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  • So she bought as she was going home, and saw the colliers trailing from the pits, grey-black, distorted, one shoulder higher than the other, slurring their heavy ironshod boots.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • "Enter," he said wryly as the clumping and stomping of ironshod feet halted just outside the tent flap.

    War of the Twins

  • Place, a new and greater kingdom, anarchy held down by an ironshod heel, peace and the fruits thereof, until out of very prosperity the people grew fat and content.

    Long Live the King!

  • But scratches made by ironshod hoofs on the rocks might have led expert trackers to suspect the hoisting of stolen stock up the cliff.

    Bloom of Cactus

  • Those that in the passes of the mountain had lost their lances had provided themselves with the goads used by the Campo cattlemen: slender shafts of palm fully ten feet long, with a lot of loose rings jingling under the ironshod point.

    Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard

  • Waving arms and clutching fingers pursued them from below; ironshod heels trampled them from above.

    Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 1, March 1906

  • With sharpened scythes and pitchforks, with pointed staves and heavy truncheons and ironshod clubs, they killed the miserable Germans all day long, and the line of escape was marked along the Beauvoisine road by corpses almost to

    The Story of Rouen

  • Big solid ironshod boots, that added an inch to her stature;

    From "Dorothy: a Country Story." IV. Beauty at the Plough by Arthur Joseph Munby


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