shoemaking


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shoe·mak·er

 (sho͞o′mā′kər)
n.
One that makes or repairs shoes.

shoe′mak′ing n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoemaking - the shoemaker's tradeshoemaking - the shoemaker's trade    
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
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said Monsieur Defarge, looking down at the white head that bent low over the shoemaking.
In the midst of the action he went astray, and, with another deep sigh, fell to work at his shoemaking.
It died out, as everything but his shoemaking did die out of him, and he refolded his little packet and tried to secure it in his breast; but he still looked at her, and gloomily shook his head.
Lorry's feet were arrested on the step by his asking, miserably, for his shoemaking tools and the unfinished shoes.
Others will upheave the blacksmith's hammer, or drive the plane over the carpenter's bench, or take the lapstone and the awl and learn the trade of shoemaking.
Or like shoemaking for the acquisition of shoes,--that is what you mean?
The shoemaking and mending, the blacksmithing, cartwrighting, coopering, weaving, and grain-grind- ing, were all performed by the slaves on the home plantation.
Adams was a mechanic, and had learned the trades of shoemaking, harness-making, and tinsmithing during the days of slavery.
Some lesser points of the dialogue may be noted, such as (1) the acute observation that Meno prefers the familiar definition, which is embellished with poetical language, to the better and truer one; or (2) the shrewd reflection, which may admit of an application to modern as well as to ancient teachers, that the Sophists having made large fortunes; this must surely be a criterion of their powers of teaching, for that no man could get a living by shoemaking who was not a good shoemaker; or (3) the remark conveyed, almost in a word, that the verbal sceptic is saved the labour of thought and enquiry (ouden dei to toiouto zeteseos).
When he sat at his shoemaking, he'd count his stitches by fives, and then put a price on his stitches, say half a farthing, and then see how much money he could get in an hour; and then ask himself how much money he'd get in a day at that rate; and then how much ten workmen would get working three, or twenty, or a hundred years at that rate--and all the while his needle would be going just as fast as if he left his head empty for the devil to dance in.
In this cell, the man, who had not the firmness to leave a glass of liquor standing untasted on a table before him - in this cell, in solitary confinement, and working every day at his trade of shoemaking, this man remained nearly two years.
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