The toot of the horn is as familiar to me now as the clatter of shod horses.
There was no boot in the schoolroom, all were shod in mukluks.
Yesterday she was shod in light racin' pads, an' under her own jockey.
I said to myself that reindeer ought to be shod, especially to go over the ice.
Haven't I shod every horse he had since he came to this place, long before you were born.
There is only one way to a Colonial's heart, and you must be shod with velvet to get there.
He has no stirrups; his foot, small and narrow, is shod with a sandal of morocco leather.
Their feet were shod with moccasins made of the hide of buffaloes.
I only wish he may be shod with it for the remainder of his days.
After I had shod the horse, I spoke to Mr. Harrington about it.
"wearing shoes," late 14c., from Middle English past participle of shoe (v.), surviving chiefly in compounds, e.g. roughshod, slipshod, etc.
Old English scoh "shoe," from Proto-Germanic *skokhaz (cf. Old Norse skor, Danish and Swedish sko, Old Frisian skoch, Old Saxon skoh, Middle Dutch scoe, Dutch schoen, Old High German scuoh, German Schuh, Gothic skoh). No known cognates outside Germanic, unless it somehow is connected with PIE root *skeu- "cover" (cf. second element in Latin ob-scurus).
Old plural form shoon lasted until 16c. Meaning "metal plate to protect a horse's hoof" is attested from late 14c. Distinction between shoe and boot (n.) is attested from c.1400. To stand in someone's shoes "see things from his or her point of view" is attested from 1767. Old shoe as a type of something worthless is attested from late 14c.
Shoes tied to the fender of a newlywed couple's car preserves the old custom (mentioned from 1540s) of throwing an old shoe at or after someone to wish them luck. Perhaps the association is with dirtiness, on the "muck is luck" theory.
Old English scogan "to shoe," from the root of shoe (n.). In reference to horses from c.1200. Related: Shoed; shoeing.
An unpleasant or disagreeable person or thing, as a bad sporting event: ran a shocker of a race (1958+)
Of various forms, from the mere sandal (q.v.) to the complete covering of the foot. The word so rendered (A.V.) in Deut. 33:25, _min'al_, "a bar," is derived from a root meaning "to bolt" or "shut fast," and hence a fastness or fortress. The verse has accordingly been rendered "iron and brass shall be thy fortress," or, as in the Revised Version, "thy bars [marg., "shoes"] shall be iron and brass."