Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of shoestring.

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Examples

  • We were to dress simply and to carry nothing that could be misconstrued as a weapon, such as shoestrings, belts, watches, necklaces and even buttons. "

    The Charleston Gazette -

  • We were to dress simply and to carry nothing that could be misconstrued as a weapon, such as shoestrings, belts, watches, necklaces and even buttons. "

    The Charleston Gazette -

  • A cross can be made with 2 sticks and some way to hold them together (vines, shoestrings, etc.), whereas more complex shapes like stars or crescents would be impossible or near-impossible to recreate without extra materials (and moretime).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Cross Memorials on Government Land

  • There were of course various licorices, including black licorice pipes and cigars, and strawberry shoestrings, which somehow tasted the best.

    Candy of an Era Past « Colleen Anderson

  • "Because that means they're staying high, they're not digging in the ground trying to make tackles at your shoestrings."

    Jacobs Eager to Prove He's Not Soft

  • Wurtz (b. 1948) takes sundry odds and ends, such as buttons, shoestrings, coat hangers, plastic bags and scraps of raw lumber, and transforms them (but not too much) into faces, trees, tiny villages, gardens and little trapeze-like swings—constructions whose misfit, arts-and-crafts quality is childish and endearing.

    Mixing Minimalism, Mythology and the Miscellaneous

  • "P.R. was slower to embrace these tactics, but start-ups hire clients pro-bono or on shoestrings and show how it works," said Rick Webb, the co-founder of the Tribeca-based "creative agency" the Barbarian Group.

    P.R. Stunts in a Digital Era

  • A pristine stairwell is one more step toward her objective: a data-driven, no-excuses haven for learning, where all children excel and shoestrings never come undone.

    The Saint (and Scourge) of Schools «

  • Grilled venison gets jolts of flavor from a sour cherry sauce and features rutabagas twice, as "straws" shoestrings and as a puree sharpened with blue cheese.

    Tom Sietsema on Bluegrass Tavern: New Baltimore eatery celebrates 'bites'

  • According to another of the volunteers, local attorney Coke Matthews, III, "It's mostly done with shoestrings and gum and chicken wire."

    Keith Thomson: How America's Oldest Baseball Stadium Can Be Yours for $1

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