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san·dal 1

1. A shoe consisting of a sole fastened to the foot by thongs or straps.
2. A low-cut shoe fastened to the foot by an ankle strap.
3. A rubber overshoe cut very low and covering little more than the sole of the shoe.
4. A strap or band for fastening a low shoe or slipper on the foot.

[Middle English, from Old French sandale, from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon, sandal, of unknown origin.]

san′daled adj.

san·dal 2


[Middle English, from Old French sandale, from Medieval Latin sandalum, from Late Greek santalon, sandalon, ultimately from Middle Persian čandal, from Sanskrit candanam, of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil and Malayalam cāntu, sandalwood paste, Tamil cāttu, to daub, smear, and Telugu cādu, to rub into a paste.]
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Adj.1.sandaled - shod with sandals
shod, shodden, shoed - wearing footgear
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Over his shoulder he carried a long staff, with the fashion of a little cross at one end; and he had sandaled feet like any monk.
Presently out of the mass of lion tracks, Tarzan picked up those of many sandaled feet and the scent spoor of the members of the strange race such as had been with the lions the night before, and then faintly he caught the scent spoor of the girl and a little later that of Smith-Oldwick.
Through narrowed lids the Princess of Helium scrutinized the Jeddak of Manator, from feathered headdress to sandaled foot and back to feathered headdress.
I will not talk with you, Mary," cried Bertrade, stamping her sandaled foot, and with a toss of her pretty head she turned abruptly toward the castle.
As Mrs Vincent Crummles recrossed back to the table, there bounded on to the stage from some mysterious inlet, a little girl in a dirty white frock with tucks up to the knees, short trousers, sandaled shoes, white spencer, pink gauze bonnet, green veil and curl papers; who turned a pirouette, cut twice in the air, turned another pirouette, then, looking off at the opposite wing, shrieked, bounded forward to within six inches of the footlights, and fell into a beautiful attitude of terror, as a shabby gentleman in an old pair of buff slippers came in at one powerful slide, and chattering his teeth, fiercely brandished a walking-stick.
Charlotte frowned, looking down at her sandaled feet.
We want them to experience something the world needs to experience: the sound of sandaled feet walking beside them.
Thomas, then lifts the hem of her gauzy turquoise skirt and puts a sandaled foot on the splattered running board.
It remains a beautiful work for its visual aesthetic, however, which juxtaposes the monumentality of the building project with details from the weathered hands and sandaled feet of the project's laborers.
Being among the friars, one is struck by how young they all are--it is an order of bearded and sandaled twenty-year-olds, with some greybeards distributed among them.
Those will play havoc on mowing equipment (and sandaled feet) long after the mat is dissolved.
This was the last party for a while and the sandaled feet were slapping the shadows of tomorrow in careless rhythm.