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  • n. Plural form of shoemaker.

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Examples

  • Slaves worked in the fields alongside their owners, and many of them worked their way into more skilled jobs as craftsmen, such as shoemakers, blacksmiths and woodworkers.

    History of American Women

  • Especially those craftsmen whose skills could be easily separated into smaller steps and assigned to a number of lower paid workers — such as shoemakers, locksmiths, carpenters, printers, masons, cabinet makers, and those in the needle trades — working men emphasized the importance of their skill and training.

    Advocating The Man: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840

  • "So you try to best the other 'shoemakers' by building strange contraptions in your basement?"

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • Thus, in the Papal States, up to the time of the French Revolution, many guilds (such as shoemakers, carpenters, etc.) had a notary public and a lawyer who were bound to transact for a few pence the legal business of the members of the guild.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • There are many useful mechanics among them, such as shoemakers, blacksmiths and carpenters.

    History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

  • He saw only the Infanta and her two millions of dowry, and he knew that by calling Parliament together to ask subsidies for an anti-Catholic war he should ruin those golden matrimonial prospects for his son, while encouraging those "shoemakers," his subjects, to go beyond their "last," by consulting the representatives of his people on matters pertaining to the mysteries of government.

    Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland : with a view of the primary causes and movements of the Thirty Years' War, 1613-15

  • Among the featured zapateros, or "shoemakers," is the recently deceased José "Pepe" Gonzalez, who made custom boots for presidents Eisenhower, Reagan and Bush Sr.

    Houston Press | Complete Issue

  • "'What kind of shoemakers give this hoss his prep.?'

    Blister Jones

  • In 1878 an employer of shoemakers in Massachusetts voiced the general view when he defended the maintenance of ten- and eleven-hour work days by claiming, “Nothing saves men from debauchery and crime so much as labor, and that, till one is tired and ready to return to the domestic joys and duties of home.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • European shoemakers said they will drop their call for an extension of tariffs on shoes from China and Vietnam, instead seeking strict monitoring of imports.

    What's News

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