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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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Examples from the Web for stocking feet

Historical Examples of stocking feet

  • Paul raced up the stairs in his stocking-feet, his boots in his hand.

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

  • He came shuffling in in his stocking-feet, and when he saw me he gave a kind of groan.

    Hildegarde's Holiday

    Laura E. Richards

  • In his stocking-feet he walked to the back door and opened it wide.

  • They made me take off my boots and walk into the place in my stocking-feet.

    The Innocents Abroad

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • But he kicked them off and danced all night in stocking-feet.