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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unshod not shod
    • adj unshod (used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals "discalced friars"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unshod Not wearing shoes: barefoot: noting a human being. Not having shoes, as a horse: noting a young horse never shod, or one from which the shoes have been taken or dropped.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unshod un-shod′ without shoes, barefoot.
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In literature:

In their heated condition many of the other waitresses were dancing in their unshod feet.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
The natives used only unshod animals, so we recognized our men.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
At a glance he perceives the prints of a horse's hoof, and sees they are those of one unshod.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
He takes note, that they are of horses unshod; though there are some with the iron on.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
They were the tracks of unshod hoofs, though that would scarcely have proved them wild.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
The hoofs of his horse padded softly against the dirt road, unshod.
"Blind Man's Lantern" by Allen Kim Lang
For one foot is shod already, But unshod remains the other.
"Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)" by Anonymous
All are unshod, and the head of each is bare and shaven.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
Then I remembered the unshod roan of the night before.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
They are warm and pleasant to unshod feet, and therefore suitable for bedroom use.
"How to make rugs" by Candace Wheeler
Happily, with the noiselessness of unshod creatures, she ran and skipped back to the school room.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
Shod or unshod, sir, we all have to do it.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
Up rises the way, a toilsome path and rugged; slippery and biting to the unshod feet.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
It kept his unshod foot from freezing, and brought the blood back to his numb hands.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
They had been riding on the tracks of unshod horses, presumably of an Indian hunting party.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
There were plenty of Indian signs about, marks of moccasined feet and prints of unshod horses' hoofs.
"Cattle-Ranch to College" by Russell Doubleday
The name was derived from the sand used to cover its surface to spare as much as possible the unshod feet of the horses.
"The Private Life of the Romans" by Harold Whetstone Johnston
May we all learn to tread Jehovah's courts with unshod feet!
"Notes on the book of Exodus" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
Only the hurried shuffle of its unshod feet.
"The Revolt of the Star Men" by Raymond Gallun
They are from three to four inches wide and unshod.
"In Search of a Siberian Klondike" by Homer B. Hulbert

In poetry:

Then all goes wrong: the old foundations rock;
One scorns at him of old who gazed unshod;
One striking with a pickaxe thinks the shock
Shall move the seat of God.
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
They walk on thorny ways with feet unshod,
Sing one last song, and die as that song dies.
There is no human hand to close their eyes,
And very heavy is the hand of God.
"Spring Dirge" by Victor James Daley
Earth gives us thorns to tread,
And all her thorns are trod;
Through lands burnt black and red
We pass with feet unshod;
Whence we would be man shall not keep us, nor man's God.
"A Marching Song" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
For if this helmet's, on the head, not plac'd —
The corselet, on the breast — and round the waist,
The belt — or if our feet are ever found
Unshod — the fiend our souls will surely wound.
"A Warning To Guard, Whilst It Is Yet Day, Against The Assaults Of The World, The Flesh, And The Devi" by Rees Prichard
On the morrow, lined with care, at the Maghrib sunset prayer,
The merchant joined the worshippers unshod.
And he cried with spirit broken, as the Mueddin’s chant was spoken,
‘Mahomet is the prophet, God is God.’
"The Dream Ring Of The Desert" by J Milton Hayes
Now and henceforward serve unshod, through wet and wakeful shifts,
A present and oppressive God, but take, to aid, my gifts—
The wide and windward-opening eye, the large and lavish hand,
The soul that cannot tell a lie—except upon the land!"
"Poseidon's Law" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The five miles of trail meandering through the park are mostly flat to gently rolling terrain and pretty much rock free — nice for unshod hooves .