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shoemaker's last

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shoemaker's last holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
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Usage

In literature:

LAST, n. A shoemaker's implement, named by a frowning Providence as opportunity to the maker of puns.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
Of these last one was a shoemaker's, where customers never seemed to enter.
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
Two hundred years ago an old Dutch voyager likened its shape to that of a shoemaker's last.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
The next moment he heard a bell jingling in the shop of the harness-maker, then in the shoemaker's, and lastly in the tailor's.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
His last years were spent as a shoemaker at Shefford-cum-Campton, Bed's.
"Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers" by William Edward Winks
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In news:

Holly Caouette, left, has her face painted while drinking green beer with friend Alysia Shoemaker, right, at Conor O'Neill's for St Patrick's Day last year.
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