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stocking feet

Wearing socks or stockings, but not shoes, as in I got locked out of the house in my stocking feet. [ First half of 1800s ]
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  • Then he showed me how he could move in his stocking feet and no one could hear him.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • I did, and I went down stairs in my stocking feet to let him in.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
  • Uncle Eb stood near me in his stocking feet and shirt-sleeves.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • He was in stocking feet, and wore neither coat nor waistcoat.

    Chasing an Iron Horse Edward Robins
  • Even in stocking feet they made a soft thud with each footfall.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • Even when the rats ran over his stocking feet he was not startled.

    Great Porter Square, v. 3 Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
  • He was in his stocking feet and had been dozing and smoking his pipe at intervals.

  • He took off his boots, and crept down-stairs in his stocking feet.

    Timothy Crump's Ward Horatio Alger
  • I was compelled to pull off my "stoggas" and go in my stocking feet.

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