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  • n. Plural form of stocking-foot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The feet covered only with stockings (without shoes): chiefly in the phrase, ‘in one's stocking-feet.’


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  • Three were in their stocking-feet, and the remaining two wore spiked running-shoes.


  • But he kicked them off and danced all night in stocking-feet.

    The Gold Hunters of the North

  • They made me take off my boots and walk into the place in my stocking-feet.

    G. Roger Denson: From Mark Twain to Malcom X: Americans Discover the Great Mosques

  • From the left, POTUS and FLOTUS emerged, walking slowly in stocking-feet behind two U.S.

    Trailing Obama on White House 'pool duty'

  • It leads me down to the dark basement, my stocking-feet slipping a little on the creaky old steps.

    Summer storms

  • Colonel in his sitting-room arrayed in what are called in Scotland his stocking-feet, already puffing the cigar, which in truth was seldom out of his mouth at any hour of the day.

    The Newcomes

  • In his stocking-feet, according to the usually received style of measurement, he was five feet five; and he had a little round abdominal protuberance, which an inch and a half added to the heels of his boots hardly enabled him to carry off as well as he himself would have wished.

    Doctor Thorne

  • But the Consul, he stole into the room in his stocking-feet to have a peep at mother and daughter and to ask an endless series of questions.

    The Road Leads On

  • A small boy was hidden in the house, a window was opened, and at the proper witching hour of night a stout individual crept upstairs in his stocking-feet, and was already at Kate Vavasor's door -- when, in the dark, dressed only in his nightshirt, wholly unarmed, George Vavasor flew at the fellow's throat.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • In place of the handsome Jack-the-Lad, six-feet-two in his stocking-feet and with, as he never ceased to tell anyone within ear-shot, a dick that was perfectly in proportion with his Adonis body, was this pathetic, shambling wreck.



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