from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In shoemaking, a small peg or pin of wood or metal used to fasten parts of a shoe together, especially the outer and inner sole, and the whole sole to the upper.
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This tough guy Japanese Yakuza mobster getting all squishy; a big blubbering bowl of Jell-O when his three year-old daughter came running up to him with her wide grin filled with those delicate little shoe-peg cornrows of teeth.
Stews such as Brunswick stew and its spicier Kentucky cousin, burgoo, were a nineteenth-century hodgepodge of whatever was at hand, including small game such as squirrel and rabbit, beans, and shoe-peg corn.
Two 11-ounce cans white shoe-peg corn, drained and rinsed
He has whittled the two, this Yank Yahoo, to peddle for shoe-peg oats.
No skinflint vender of wooden nutmegs, leather pumpkin-seeds, horn gunflints, shoe-peg oats, huckleberry-leaf tea, bass-wood cheeses, or white-oak hams, ever hankered more for a trade.
He described several times “the lurid lunch which the divine Keeler gave us out of his poverty,” recalling especially the beefsteak and the shoe-peg mushrooms and the omelette soufflé, and the way Harte put his hand on Clemens’s “sealskin shoulder” and sputtered out to those present, “This is the dream of his life.”