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stocking feet

Wearing socks or stockings, but not shoes, as in I got locked out of the house in my stocking feet. [ First half of 1800s ]
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  • I am walking again in my stocking feet, high on the "purline plate," beetle in hand, driving home the oaken "pins."

  • Then he showed me how he could move in his stocking feet and no one could hear him.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • Then, in his stocking feet, he noiselessly approached the door.

    Bernard Brooks' Adventures Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Even in stocking feet they made a soft thud with each footfall.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • I really liked that, especially as I walked over it in my stocking feet.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • He was in his stocking feet and had been dozing and smoking his pipe at intervals.

  • It was opened by a middle-aged farmer in his stocking feet, smoking a pipe.

  • I was compelled to pull off my "stoggas" and go in my stocking feet.

  • Sextus padded silently back to his room in his stocking feet and took a long pull at the whiskey.

    Forsyte's Retreat Winston Marks

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