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patent-leather shoes

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  • Junie's eyes were closed, her patent-leather shoes swaying in time to the music.

    Mistress of Justice

  • And realized that thirty years earlier they might have been called grand, but now they were hopelessly outmoded, shamefully old-fashioned compared to the shiny patent-leather shoes that clad the proud-stepping feet of the Costello twins and the Mahoney daughters.

    The Lightkeeper

  • You don’t know the fellow across the road, Mossieu Michonnet as we call him … A gent who doesn’t like you to be too pally, who wears stiff collars as high as that, and patent-leather shoes … And Madame Michonnet!

    Maigret at the Crossroads

  • Once he had walked, bare-headed, and in his patent-leather shoes and purple silk socks, with Connie down to the gate, talking to her in his well-bred rather haw-haw fashion.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

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