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Shoe block

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shoe block (Naut) a block with two sheaves, one above the other, and at right angles to each other.
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Usage

In literature:

The German shoe-maker on the next block bought the stone pug dog.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
At the end of the fourth block she always declared that her shoes pinched, and called the machine.
"Dangerous Days" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Bright tan were his shoes; his hat the latest block.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
They lay the logs together, and then chink up the cracks with wood blocks made up like the pattern of a shoe.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
I made some money when I sold out my block to the boot and shoe people, and I invested it again in these cottages.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
Three blocks of wood were used for the runner shoes.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
Ski shoes should be strong, with well blocked toes.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
The caterpillar or wheel belts on the big guns consist of flat blocks, or shoes, wider than the tires of the wheels.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
The shoe rest can be made from a block of wood and covered with sheet tin, copper or brass, or a cast-iron rest can be purchased.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
A forge and shoeing shed is provided in a detached block near the troop stables.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
A good iron rest for the table, is made by nailing a smooth horseshoe to a block of wood, a trifle larger than the shoe.
"The Copeland Method" by Vanness Copeland
Mechanically he removed the shoe in question and placed his foot upon the block.
"McAllister and His Double" by Arthur Train
The clattering of the wooden shoes again was heard on the damp and filthy blocks of the pavement.
"The Marquis of Peñalta (Marta y María)" by Armando Palacio Vald├ęs
The mace consists of an oblong "shoe," or block of wood, slightly curved, attached to a long thin tapering handle.
"Hoyle's Games Modernized"
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In news:

In 2010, Crocs won an appeal that allowed it to block other plastic shoes from being imported into the United States.
Around 7 am, a member of the public called the sheriff's office to report a shoe protruding from the earth near the shore of the Eel River in the 83000 block of State Route 271.
Firefighters were called to a fire at a shoe repair business in the 5000 block of Spring Mountain Road, near Decatur Boulevard.
Palestinians tried to block the UN chief from entering the Gaza Strip and flung shoes at his armored convoy on Thursday, the second day of Ban Ki-moon's mission to the region to keep informal peace talks alive.
Savor the sight of pointe shoes in the Park Blocks.
The supermodel summoned up otherworldly glam in crystal-studded striped minidresses, graphic print stockings and color-block metallic shoes.
The City of Fulton recently received a Community Development Block Grant from the Department of Economic Development to tear down the old International Shoe Factory.
I t's not unusual to see a line around the block on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, Calif, and it typically heralds a much anticipated shoe release or a coveted hipster collaboration.
The excitement starts to build from several blocks away when we see family after family with little girls in red velvet dresses, white tights, shiny black shoes, and red ribbons in their hair.
In Part Three of the Fronteras Changing America Desk series Beyond Sprawl, reporter Jude Joffe-Block takes us to a trendsetting local online shoe and clothing company.
Spring 2012 is all about bright stripes, color blocking, and fabulous shoes.
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