having or keeping the shoes dry.

Origin of dry-shod

before 1000; Middle English drye schodde, Old English drȳgsceod, equivalent to drȳg- dry + sc(e)od, past participle of scōgan to shoe, derivative of sc(e)ōh shoe
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Examples from the Web for dry-shod

Historical Examples of dry-shod

  • I crossed it dry-shod at day-break, and now, it is a cataract.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • At low spring-tide you can walk, almost dry-shod, to the other side.

  • The board was put down on the mud, and they walked ashore, dry-shod.

  • With few clothes and only one pair of leaky boots it was impossible to keep warm and dry-shod.

    Caught by the Turks

    Francis Yeats-Brown

  • They went carefully up over the rocks and stones, and deposited her, dry-shod.

    Cricket at the Seashore

    Elizabeth Westyn Timlow