I use a method I learned when I was 14, in Western Civilization class, cataloguing ideas on index cards, in shoe boxes.
An initial few runs of the shoe entirely sold out—and, Hourani says, most of the customers were men.
A collapsed ceiling in a shoe factory in Cambodia on Thursday took the lives of three people and injured six.
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost, triggering a chain of events that leads to much greater debacles.
“When I was a little girl, we went to the shoe store two times a year,” Parker told The Daily Beast.
Tavia put on the shoe, but first she shook the terrier and scolded him.
But Prudy was picking a pebble out of her shoe, and did not start at once.
We saw where her horse had cast a shoe, coming over Juniper Ridge.
The shoe buckle and the ruffled shirt worked a spell peculiarly their own.
The lights did not go out in quarters, and the guard turned out with much noise of shoe leather and rattle of guns.
Old English scoh "shoe," from Proto-Germanic *skokhaz (cf. Old Norse skor, Danish and Swedish sko, Old Frisian skoch, Old Saxon skoh, Middle Dutch scoe, Dutch schoen, Old High German scuoh, German Schuh, Gothic skoh). No known cognates outside Germanic, unless it somehow is connected with PIE root *skeu- "cover" (cf. second element in Latin ob-scurus).
Old plural form shoon lasted until 16c. Meaning "metal plate to protect a horse's hoof" is attested from late 14c. Distinction between shoe and boot (n.) is attested from c.1400. To stand in someone's shoes "see things from his or her point of view" is attested from 1767. Old shoe as a type of something worthless is attested from late 14c.
Shoes tied to the fender of a newlywed couple's car preserves the old custom (mentioned from 1540s) of throwing an old shoe at or after someone to wish them luck. Perhaps the association is with dirtiness, on the "muck is luck" theory.
Old English scogan "to shoe," from the root of shoe (n.). In reference to horses from c.1200. Related: Shoed; shoeing.