shoe lace

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Noun1.shoe lace - a lace used for fastening shoesshoe lace - a lace used for fastening shoes  
aglet, aiglet - metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon
lace, lacing - a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
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The hall was empty, save for Miss Willett who was playing scales with her fingers upon a sheet of sacred music, and the Carters, an opulent couple who disliked the girl, because her shoe laces were untied, and she did not look sufficiently cheery, which by some indirect process of thought led them to think that she would not like them.
The former bin man preyed on young sex workers, picking them up for intercourse before stuffing their mouths with paper towels and strangling them with whatever came to hand - be it a shoe lace, an electric chord or even their own clothing.
In the urgency of these squeals, your perambulating pensioner tugged too hard on a shoe lace, which snapped.
The bullet-riddled bodies were only identified through their aliases Kalbo, whose hands were tied by packaging tape and tire wire, and Nonoy, whose hands were tied by a shoe lace and packaging tape.
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The cat was hanging from a fence by a long white shoe lace.
Pat Hopkins, Tyne and Wear IF there's no one to help you zip up the back of a dress, thread cotton or a long shoe lace through the zip and pull up.
The rest of the book tells how it had to be found through unexpected happenings and clues, from observing a seagull with a shoe lace in its mouth, to the dump and (with the help of her friend Cheesy and her dog Mr.
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Use a bit of ribbon, braided cord or a short length of an old shoe lace to create a loop to go around the button or bead closure.
Abbott hanged himself with a bed-sheet and a shoe lace.