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 Shoe.Shoe Pinches. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shoe-loosed.
 
A man without shoes; an unnatural kinsman, a selfish prodigal (Hebrew). If a man refused to marry his brother’s widow, the woman pulled off his shoe in the presence of the elders, spat in his face, and called him “shoe-loosed.” (Deut. xxv. 9.)   1
 


 Shoe.Shoe Pinches. 

 
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