Shoe-hammer

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Shoe-hammer a broad-faced hammer for pounding leather and for driving pegs, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceĆ³; Goth. skohs, Ger. schuh.

Usage

In literature:

I should not like to be in the shoes of the man who has ordered Lady Clare under the hammer.
"Boyhood in Norway" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
Pounding on the walls with hammers, chairs, and shoe-heels was like singing a lullaby.
"Zone Policeman 88" by Harry A. Franck
But most of the brightness abode in the Chinamen's shoe shops, where many lamps shone on the hammering and the stitching.
"The Path of a Star" by Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)
He snatched up a shoe hammer and hit pa up side the head with it.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
The shoemaker put the shoe on a last and began to tap with his hammer.
"Waysiders" by Seumas O'Kelly
Deliberately he searched for a shoe: that found, he looked for the hammer.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 30. September, 1873" by Various
The blacksmith lighted his great red fire, and hammered out four fine new shoes, with a cling!
"Mother Stories" by Maud Lindsay
Before it goes, I'm apt to fall asleep, Big Smith, it's true; But then I dream of hammering that horse's shoes with you!
"Verses for Children" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
But most of the brightness abode in the Chinamen's shoe-shops, where many lamps shone on the hammering and the stitching.
"Hilda" by Sarah Jeanette Duncan
Down fell the hammer, the nails, and the shoe.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
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In poetry:

Out of the blacksmith's cavern comes the ringing
Of hammer, shoe and anvil; out of the inn
The clink, the hum, the roar, the random singing -
The sounds that for these fifty years have been.
"Aspens" by Edward Thomas

In news:

Improper shoe sizing and shape are the primary cause of ingrown toenails, bunions, corns, hammer toes and hallux valgus.
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