Definitions

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  • n. The part of socks, stockings, hosiery, or other flexible footwear that surrounds the foot.
  • n. An unshod foot clad only in socks, stockings, or other hosiery.

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Examples

  • Manufacturers were asked to supply stocking-foot models that sell for no more than $200.

    Field Test: Waders for Women

  • Neoprene, stocking-foot waders are recommendedfor fishing rocks and jetties, as they offer some padding if you take a spilland won't fill up with water.

    How to Catch Fall Stripers: It's Not Easy, but It's Worth It

  • But I advise you to put it in your stocking-foot and use it only if all else fails.

    Greenmantle

  • The tea - pot, the old stocking-foot, the linen rag, the willow-pattern tureen, will yield up their barren deposit in many a house: suffer your daughters, at least, to put their money to the exchangers, that they may be enabled at the Master's coming to pay

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • A door opened in the hallway above, and Connie started down the stairs, fully dressed, except that she limped along in one stocking-foot, her shoe in her hand.

    Prudence Says So

  • Indian corn, the old stocking-foot was at last filled, all the little odd bits, poured out and counted up, came to enough to speak to the ship-builder.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 35, September, 1860

  • I picked the vain thing up and balanced it again on her stocking-foot.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne : a Novel

  • Then she drew her bench up still nearer, and, with her hand in the stocking-foot, touched Kranitski's arm, and whispered:

    The Argonauts

  • Timothy was a wiry old laborer, of a type lingering in those times -- who had his savings in a stocking-foot, lived in a lone cottage, and was not to be wrought on by any oratory, having as little of the feudal spirit, and believing as little, as if he had not been totally unacquainted with the Age of Reason and the

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

  • Timothy was a wiry old laborer, of a type lingering in those times -- who had his savings in a stocking-foot, lived in a lone cottage, and was not to be wrought on by any oratory, having as little of the feudal spirit, and believing as little, as if he had not been totally unacquainted with the Age of Reason and the Rights of Man.

    Middlemarch

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