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Footwear   /fˈʊtwˌɛr/   Listen

Clothing worn on a person's feet.
Covering for a person's feet.  Synonym: footgear.

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"Footwear" Quotes from Famous Books

... over as he had worn his more fashionable hosiery in the college days when golf suits, bulldog pipes, and white terriers were the rage. He had stared furtively at Thoreau's great feet in their moose-hide moccasins, thinking of his own vici kids, the heaviest footwear he had brought with him. The problem of outfitting was solved for him now, as he looked at the bed, and as Father Roland withdrew, rubbing his hands until they cracked, David began undressing. In less than a quarter of an hour he was ...
— The Courage of Marge O'Doone • James Oliver Curwood

... me,—I have seen that man (if he is a man, who married Sporus and was given in marriage to Pythagoras) in the arena of the theatre and in the orchestra, sometimes with the zither, the loose tunic, the cothurnus, [Footnote: The two kinds of footwear mentioned here appear in the Greek as chothornos and embates respectively. These words are often synonymous, and both may refer, as a rule, to high boots. In the present passage, however, some kind of contrast is ...
— Dio's Rome, Volume V., Books 61-76 (A.D. 54-211) • Cassius Dio

... hands encountered his at hazard, lingered, dropped, the fingers still linked lightly in his. She bent over, knees straight, and lifted the hem of her petticoat, displaying her Louis XVI footwear. ...
— The Danger Mark • Robert W. Chambers

... shoulders, while his hat was an antiquated relic of a former life in the States. A pair of old trousers generally hung by one suspender over a colored shirt, which, the summer before, possibly, had had a wash-tub experience, but not later; his footwear was altogether unmentionable. He was called well-to-do, and there was no necessity for him to cut such an abominable figure, so he soon became a by-word, and was designated as "sour dough." At all events, he was sour enough, and kept up a continual siege of torment ...
— A Woman who went to Alaska • May Kellogg Sullivan

... held the dice for a straight sixteen passes. He and five other courtiers of fortune were bounding the ivories off the cushion of a billiard table, to the end that the contest be one of chance and not of science. In the midst of Ambrose's stentorian protests that the baby needed footwear, one of the losers forgot his breeding to the extent of claiming that Ambrose had introduced a loaded die. As he seconded his claims with a razor, the game met ...
— O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920 • Various

Words linked to "Footwear" :   geta, toe, patten, clog, hose, footgear, habiliment, overshoe, covering, half sole, boot, slipper, flats, hosiery, shoe, wear, vesture, sabot, carpet slipper, wearable, article of clothing, clothing, sole

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