from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A contrivance for throwing the track temporarily to one side for convenience in filling washouts or effecting other repairs.
- n. In some cylinder presses, a device with long fingers for freeing the sheet from the cylinder.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
And every source I searched out made my local food specialties, cooked with love by big-armed ladies at church festivals (pierogies, haluski, and shoefly pie) seem like an embarrassment to humanity.
My paternal family loves things like red beet eggs and homemade saurkraut and shoefly pie.
At the eponymous holiday they do excellent pumpkin and shoefly pies and I suspect they do cakes throughout the year.
A maid brought in a huge shoefly pie, and served them each a slice.
2729 Wilson Blvd., 703-525-3333, www. shopsisters3.com. shoefly