Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Shoemakers' thread.

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Examples

  • She still spun shoe-thread for her friend the cobbler, who, however, furnished her the raw flax, which he had grown, rotted and hechtelled, in his bit of bottom land.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

  • Plucking the feather-duster, I tied two White Millers with shoe-thread upon cod-hooks.

    The Joyful Heart

  • ONE night, while the little boy was watching Uncle Remus twisting and waxing some shoe-thread, he made what appeared to him to be a very curious discovery.

    Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation. By Joel Chandler Harris. With Illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser

  • Often the Bible, in his pulpit on Sunday, had thirty or forty of these shoe-thread guides hanging down from it.

    Sabbath in Puritan New England

  • Andover, Vermont, worked at his shoe-mending all the week with his Bible open on his bench before him, and he marked the page containing any text which bore on the subject of his coming sermon, with a marker of waxed shoe-thread.

    Sabbath in Puritan New England

  • On the right was a table whose edge was several inches above the seat, and on which were some books, writing materials, a slate, a bundle of letters tied together with a piece of shoe-thread, and some newspapers and pamphlets scattered about in a manner which showed at a glance that the owner was unaccustomed to their care, but which is yet quite indescribable.

    Bricks without Straw A Novel

  • a piece of shoe-thread, and some newspapers and pamphlets scattered about in a manner which showed at a glance that the owner was unaccustomed to their care, but which is yet quite indescribable.

    Bricks Without Straw

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