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English Dictionary: shoes by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
shoes
n
  1. a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?"
    Synonym(s): place, shoes
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shoe \Shoe\, n.; pl. {Shoes}, formerly {Shoon}, now provincial.
      [OE. sho, scho, AS. sc[?]h, sce[a2]h; akin to OFries. sk[?],
      OS. sk[?]h, D. schoe, schoen, G. schuh, OHG. scuoh, Icel.
      sk[?]r, Dan. & Sw. sko, Goth. sk[?]hs; of unknown origin.]
      1. A covering for the human foot, usually made of leather,
            having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and a lighter top.
            It differs from a boot on not extending so far up the leg.
  
                     Your hose should be ungartered, . . . yourshoe
                     untied.                                             --Shak.
  
                     Spare none but such as go in clouted shoon. --Shak.
  
      2. Anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use.
            Specifically:
            (a) A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal
                  to defend it from injury.
            (b) A band of iron or steel, or a ship of wood, fastened
                  to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any
                  vehicle which slides on the snow.
            (c) A drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under
                  the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in
                  going down a hill.
            (d) The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon
                  the wheel to retard its motion.
            (e) (Arch.) A trough-shaped or spout-shaped member, put at
                  the bottom of the water leader coming from the eaves
                  gutter, so as to throw the water off from the
                  building.
            (f) (Milling.) The trough or spout for conveying the grain
                  from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
            (g) An inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill.
            (h) An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut
                  or rafter.
            (i) An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
            (j) (Mach.) A plate, or notched piece, interposed between
                  a moving part and the stationary part on which it
                  bears, to take the wear and afford means of
                  adjustment; -- called also {slipper}, and {gib}.
  
      Note: Shoe is often used adjectively, or in composition; as,
               shoe buckle, or shoe-buckle; shoe latchet, or
               shoe-latchet; shoe leathet, or shoe-leather; shoe
               string, shoe-string, or shoestring.
  
      {Shoe of an anchor}. (Naut.)
            (a) A small block of wood, convex on the back, with a hole
                  to receive the point of the anchor fluke, -- used to
                  prevent the anchor from tearing the planks of the
                  vessel when raised or lowered.
            (b) A broad, triangular piece of plank placed upon the
                  fluke to give it a better hold in soft ground.
  
      {Shoe block} (Naut.), a block with two sheaves, one above the
            other, and at right angles to each other.
  
      {Shoe bolt}, a bolt with a flaring head, for fastening shoes
            on sleigh runners.
  
      {Shoe pac}, a kind of moccasin. See {Pac}.
  
      {Shoe stone}, a sharpening stone used by shoemakers and other
            workers in leather.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ammunition \Am`mu*ni"tion\, n. [F. amunition, for munition,
      prob. caused by taking la munition as l'amunition. See
      {Munition}.]
      1. Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or
            defense. [Obs.]
  
      2. Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all
            kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps,
            rockets, etc.
  
      3. Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative.
  
      {Ammunition bread}, {shoes}, etc., such as are contracted for
            by government, and supplied to the soldiers. [Eng.]
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