[ drahy-shod ]

  1. 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)ōhshoe

Words Nearby dry-shod

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How to use dry-shod in a sentence

  • Since daybreak the enemy hath been busied in turning the course of the river, that he may advance to the assault dry shod.

    Sarchedon | G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • At the 236 second ford the whole caravan passed over dry-shod, and only my small white horse broke through and I wet my feet.

  • The way was prepared, and the enemy had only to march dry-shod to their sanguinary victories.

    The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
  • In less than half an hour it will be easy to walk across dry-shod, and time is evidently no object.

    Impressions And Comments | Havelock Ellis
  • There shall be long verandas above and below, where invalids may walk dry-shod, and enjoy open-air recreation in wettest weather.