sandal

Definitions

  • a Workshop of Shoemakers Manufacturing Sandals
    a Workshop of Shoemakers Manufacturing Sandals
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sandal a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the marriage ceremony of the Ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other
    • n Sandal A kind of shoe consisting of a sole strapped to the foot; a protection for the foot, covering its lower surface, but not its upper.
    • n Sandal Same as Sendal. "Sails of silk and ropes of sandal ."
    • n Sandal Sandalwood. "Fans of sandal ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The oldest documented footwear found was a 8,000 year-old sandal found in a cave located in Missouri, USA
    • n sandal A kind of shoe, consisting of a sole fastened to the foot, generally by means of straps crossed over and passed around the ankle. Originally sandals were made of leather, but they afterward became articles of luxury, being sometimes made of gold, silver, and other precious materials, and beautifully ornamented. Sandals of straw or wickerwork are worn by some Oriental nations; those of the Japanese form their chief foot-covering, except the stocking; they are left at the door, and not worn within the houses, the floors of which are generally covered with mats. Sandals form part of the official dress of bishops and abbots in the Roman Catholic Church; they were formerly often made of red leather, and sometimes of silk or velvet richly embroidered.
    • n sandal A half-boot of white kid or satin, often prettily embroidered in silver, and laced up the front with some bright-colored silk cord. They were cut low at each side to display the embroidered clock of the stocking.
    • n sandal A tie or strap for fastening a slipper or low shoe by being passed over the foot or around the ankle. Shoes with sandals were in use during the early years of the nineteenth century and until about 1840. Originally the term signified the ribbons secured to the shoe, one on each side, and crossed diagonally over the instep and ankle, later a simpler contrivance, as a single band with button and buttonhole, or even an india-rubber strap.
    • n sandal An india-rubber overshoe, having very low sides and consisting chiefly of a sole with a strap across the instep. Especially— such a shoe with an entire sole and a counter at the heel; or
    • n sandal In heraldry, a bearing representing any rough and simple shoe. Also called brogue.
    • n sandal Same as sandalwood.
    • n sandal Same as sendal.
    • n sandal A long narrow boat with two masts, used on the Barbary coast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Early Egyptians wore sandals made from woven papyrus leaves.
    • n Sandal san′dal a kind of shoe consisting of a sole bound to the foot by straps: a loose slipper: a half-boot of white kid: a strap for fastening a slipper: an india-rubber shoe
    • n Sandal san′dal a long narrow boat used on the Barbary coast.
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Quotations

  • Japanese Proverb
    Japanese Proverb
    “The go-between wears out a thousand sandals.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. sandale, L. sandalium, Gr. , dim. of , probably from Per. sandal,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar.

Usage

In literature:

She had even come to sandals.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
The lord of Conisborough had long grudged the master of Pontefract and Sandal his great position in Yorkshire.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
She was in the act of putting on grass sandals when she saw, to her dismay, the approach of men and elephants.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Its sandalled feet dangled against the flanks of a powerful mule.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
White stockings and sandals.
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
She took off her pretty street gown and slipped into a thin, airy little dress and comfortable sandals.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
One of his sandals had become loose.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Sandals were worn on the feet.
"Woman as Decoration" by Emily Burbank
Then, shuffling their sandaled feet, the six went out through a door at the side.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
Vye's sandal struck a round stone.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
I am not fit even to tie his sandal laces.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
Tohil, the god who gave the Quiches fire by shaking his sandals, was represented by a flint-stone.
"The Myths of the New World" by Daniel G. Brinton
Coal is worked on the Collie river, 30 m. distant, and is shipped from this port, together with tin, timber, sandal-wood and agricultural produce.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
She was wearing native sandals, clumsy wooden sandals, with knobs between the first two toes.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
Terence had already tried the experiment of sandals.
"Under Wellington's Command" by G. A. Henty
Then she was aroused by a sandalled step upon the pavement.
"The Lion's Brood" by Duffield Osborne
Or is he afraid of wetting his fine golden-stringed sandals?
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
Himself sat fitting sandals to his feet, Carved from a stain'd ox-hide.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
Luckily the name of Lemuel Krill was not mentioned often in the papers, and Sandal hasn't seen a hand-bill that I know of.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
Eumaios was busy making a pair of sandals from an ox-hide, for his own use.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
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In poetry:

With eddy and whirl
The sea-tides curl,
Washing the sandals
Of Sigvald the Earl.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XVIII. -- King Olaf And " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dark eyed,
O woman ofmy dreams,
Ivory sandaled,
There is none like thee among the dancers,
None with swift feet.
"Dance Figure" by Ezra Pound
—­The voice of one that near us stood,
The rustle of a silken fold,
A scent of eastern sandal wood,
A gleam of gold!
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Oh, take the sandals off my feet,
You know not what you do;
For all my world is in your arms,
My sun and stars are you.
"The Giver" by Sara Teasdale
Above the meres and mountains,
With unseen sandals shod,
Above the plains, with choric strains,
Sweep by the winds of God.
"The Winds Of God" by Clinton Scollard
The years are as thy garments, the world's ages
As sandals bound and loosed from thy swift feet;
Time serves before thee, as one that hath for wages
Praise or shame only, bitter words or sweet.
"Mater Triumphalis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Plus, sparkly sandals for kids, the smoothest tequila, a table for summer.
Sword-and- sandal movies on DVD.
Christian Louboutin sandals always lead the fashion trend.
One day, probably very soon, many of us will be faced with a dilemma: wear cute sandals .
Simpson was spotted wearing the pair of high-heeled pink strappy sandals in an ad for her self-named clothing and accessories line.
Bloggers immediately noticed how similar they looked to Louboutin's Staratata sandals , which sold out in 2010.
The sun is out, the weather is (surprisingly) warm and the cute sandals are on display at DSW.
5 Ways to Soothe Sandal-Beaten Feet.
Save up to $555 at Sandals Resorts.
The best example is Jil Sander's green plastic sandal with two straps across the foot and one around the heel ($355 at Barneys New York).
Spring is here — it's finally official, and it's finally time to switch out our sweaters and boots for T-shirts and sandals.
Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa.
Four nights at the Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa & Beach Resort.
If you go into this toga-and-sandals epic pumped for a fire-breathing piece of entertainment on the order of 300 or Gladiator, you.
Rugged Shark Tiverton Sandal.
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