from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A strap usually passing over the instep and fastened with a buckle or button, to secure the shoe on the foot.


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  • On the seventh day of discomforts and disasters Margaret lost her temper at the triviality of the ripping off of the shoe-strap, and poured out upon Selina not only all her resentment against her but also all that she had been storing up since the beginning of the season against life and destiny.

    The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig; a Novel


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