from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having shoes not specially provided with cogs, calks, or spikes to prevent slipping: chiefly noting animals: opposed to rough-shod or sharp-shod.


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  • They were smooth-shod, and, the weight of the wagon being out of all proportion to their strength, they fell often in their futile struggles.


  • The hills were now grey glass, and all the horses smooth-shod.

    The Long Roll

  • On those cold days, drivers were demanding impossible things of smooth-shod horses on icy streets, and he saw many a noble beast on his knees, "begging me," as he said, "to get him a priest."

    Songs and Other Verse

  • Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on!

    David Copperfield


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