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/ ˈʃuˌʃaɪn /
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an act or instance of cleaning and polishing a pair of shoes.
the surface of a polished shoe or shoes.
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How to use shoeshine in a sentence
You with your pretty man suit and your hair and finger-nails polished like a shoe-shine.Just Around the Corner|Fannie Hurst
Of course one has to clean one's own boots, unless one is near a "Shoe-shine Parlour" in some large town.Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan|Frances Halton Eva Hasell
More than likely, when he comes to pay you your wages, he'll take out the price of a shoe shine.Randy of the River|Horatio Alger Jr.
She has dressed in a red sweater and plied her trade, for a day, as a shoe-shine boy.An Ocean Tramp|William McFee
"I must get a shoe shine," said Tavia, as they stepped on the platform of the big depot.Dorothy Dale's Camping Days|Margaret Penrose
British Dictionary definitions for shoeshine
/ (ˈʃuːˌʃaɪn) /
the act or an instance of polishing a pair of shoes
the appearance or shiny surface of polished shoes
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