Definitions

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  • n. The making of shoes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The business of a shoemaker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The trade of making shoes and boots.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the shoemaker's trade

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Examples

  • Janet he must have been familiar with the processes collectively called shoemaking; and therewith she recognized the word on the slate -- a sutor.

    Sir Gibbie

  • Women worked alongside men, supporting their families primarily through petty commerce, selling all kinds of produce in the marketplace, and also through artisan trades such as shoemaking and tailoring.

    Eastern European Immigrants in the United States.

  • It would include therefore the multifarious trades (such as shoemaking) and activities productive of all kinds of goods and services, whereby people are able to obtain a reasonable living; it would include all activities ordered to exchange except those “business” activities directly aimed at increasing one's stock of money by buying and then re-selling the same things (MCM).

    Chesterton and Capitalism Part Two

  • Afterward they lead them to the offices of the trades, such as shoemaking, cooking, metal-working, carpentry, painting, etc.

    City of the Sun

  • It is the small industries, such as shoemaking and carpentry, which crush the same free industries all round the prison, for they cannot stand against the artificial competition created by the nominal wages of the prison hands.

    Criminal Sociology

  • Man likes light work or none at all -- there he labors all day in the field, or in the blacksmith shop or the other shops devoted to the mechanical trades, such as shoemaking, saddlery, carpentry, and so on.

    Following the Equator

  • Afterwards they lead them to the offices of the trades, such as shoemaking, cooking, metal-working, carpentry, painting, &c.

    Ideal Commonwealths

  • But while he was studying art in New York, it struck him that its demise would be "a terrible thing for shoemaking."

    The Time May Be Right for Galoshes to Make a Splash Again

  • And Joe then walked his way to Spain, earning a living by the shoemaking skills his father had taught him, later sailing for South Africa as a merchant marine.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Studies of workers exposed to high levels of benzene, such as those in the chemical, shoemaking and oil refining industries demonstrate higher rates of cancer.

    Dr. Nalini Chilkov: What Causes Cancer? Genetics & Environment: The Perfect Storm

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