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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

... 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 ready for the big outdoors. When the Missioner ...
— The Courage of Marge O'Doone • James Oliver Curwood

... agony of the man underneath found expression only in the drumming heels that beat a tattoo on the floor. The spasmodic feet were shod in Oxford tans of an ultra-fashionable cut. No doubt the owner of the smart footwear had been pulled down as he was escaping ...
— The Yukon Trail - A Tale of the North • William MacLeod Raine

... shall the mind be elevated if the body be exhausted with material preoccupations? Consider the complex conditions under which a Northern family is obliged to live. Think of the labour expended upon that unceasing duel with the elements—the extra clothing and footwear and mufflers and mantles, the carpets, the rugs, the abundant and costly food required to keep the body in sound working condition, the plumbing, the gas, the woodwork, the paintings and repaintings, the tons of fuel, the lighting ...
— South Wind • Norman Douglas

... up-town in the Subway he clung to the wonted strap, unsupported by anything in the romance which he had bought; and yet he could not take the book back and get his money, or even exchange it for some article of neckwear or footwear. In his extremity he thought he would try giving it to the trainman just before he ...
— The Daughter of the Storage - And Other Things in Prose and Verse • William Dean Howells

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

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