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]

Words Nearby stocking feet

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How to use stocking feet in a sentence

  • She dragged her luggage off the plane, sat down on the floor of Dulles airport in her stocking feet, and started making calls.

  • "Six, six and one-eighth in his stocking feet, to be exact," Mr. Peck corrected.

  • The master's mate was nearly six feet in his stocking feet as he stood, and Christy whispered to him the next thing in his scheme.

  • Accordingly, he stole up quietly in his stocking feet, and looked through the keyhole.

    Dry Fish and Wet | Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
  • He scratched his grizzled head, he plodded in his stocking feet, his waistcoat hung open over his shirt.

    Sons and Lovers | David Herbert Lawrence
  • They donned trousers and coats, and prepared to leave the room in their stocking feet.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums | Burt L. Standish