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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shoe  \Shoe\,  n.;  pl  {Shoes},  formerly  {Shoon},  now  provincial. 
  [OE.  sho,  scho,  AS  sc?h,  sce['o]h;  akin  to  OFries  sk?,  OS 
  sk?h,  D.  schoe,  schoen  G.  schuh,  OHG.  scuoh  Icel.  sk?r, 
  Dan.  &  Sw  sko,  Goth.  sk?hs;  of  unknown  origin.] 
  1.  A  covering  for  the  human  foot,  usually  made  of  leather, 
  having  a  thick  and  somewhat  stiff  sole  and  a  lighter  top 
  It  differs  from  a  boot  on  not  extending  so  far  up  the  leg. 
  Your  hose  should  be  ungartered  .  .  .  yourshoe 
  untied.  --Shak. 
  Spare  none  but  such  as  go  in  clouted  shoon.  --Shak. 
  2.  Anything  resembling  a  shoe  in  form  position,  or  use 
  a  A  plate  or  rim  of  iron  nailed  to  the  hoof  of  an  animal 
  to  defend  it  from  injury. 
  b  A  band  of  iron  or  steel,  or  a  ship  of  wood,  fastened 
  to  the  bottom  of  the  runner  of  a  sleigh,  or  any 
  vehicle  which  slides  on  the  snow. 
  c  A  drag,  or  sliding  piece  of  wood  or  iron,  placed  under 
  the  wheel  of  a  loaded  vehicle,  to  retard  its  motion  in 
  going  down  a  hill. 
  d  The  part  of  a  railroad  car  brake  which  presses  upon 
  the  wheel  to  retard  its  motion. 
  e  (Arch.)  A  trough-shaped  or  spout-shaped  member,  put  at 
  the  bottom  of  the  water  leader  coming  from  the  eaves 
  gutter,  so  as  to  throw  the  water  off  from  the 
  f  (Milling.)  The  trough  or  spout  for  conveying  the  grain 
  from  the  hopper  to  the  eye  of  the  millstone. 
  g  An  inclined  trough  in  an  ore-crushing  mill. 
  h  An  iron  socket  or  plate  to  take  the  thrust  of  a  strut 
  or  rafter. 
  i  An  iron  socket  to  protect  the  point  of  a  wooden  pile. 
  j  (Mach.)  A  plate,  or  notched  piece,  interposed  between 
  a  moving  part  and  the  stationary  part  on  which  it 
  bears,  to  take  the  wear  and  afford  means  of 
  adjustment;  --  called  also  {slipper},  and  {gib}. 
  Note:  Shoe  is  often  used  adjectively,  or  in  composition;  as 
  shoe  buckle,  or  shoe-buckle;  shoe  latchet,  or 
  shoe-latchet;  shoe  leathet,  or  shoe-leather;  shoe 
  string,  shoe-string,  or  shoestring. 
  {Shoe  of  an  anchor}.  (Naut.) 
  a  A  small  block  of  wood,  convex  on  the  back  with  a  hole 
  to  receive  the  point  of  the  anchor  fluke,  --  used  to 
  prevent  the  anchor  from  tearing  the  planks  of  the 
  vessel  when  raised  or  lowered. 
  b  A  broad,  triangular  piece  of  plank  placed  upon  the 
  fluke  to  give  it  a  better  hold  in  soft  ground. 
  {Shoe  block}  (Naut.),  a  block  with  two  sheaves,  one  above  the 
  other  and  at  right  angles  to  each  other 
  {Shoe  bolt},  a  bolt  with  a  flaring  head,  for  fastening  shoes 
  on  sleigh  runners. 
  {Shoe  pac},  a  kind  of  moccasin.  See  {Pac}. 
  {Shoe  stone},  a  sharpening  stone  used  by  shoemakers  and  other 
  workers  in  leather. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ammunition  \Am`mu*ni"tion\,  n.  [F.  amunition,  for  munition, 
  prob.  caused  by  taking  la  munition  as  l'amunition.  See 
  1.  Military  stores,  or  provisions  of  all  kinds  for  attack  or 
  defense.  [Obs.] 
  2.  Articles  used  in  charging  firearms  and  ordnance  of  all 
  kinds;  as  powder,  balls,  shot,  shells,  percussion  caps, 
  rockets,  etc 
  3.  Any  stock  of  missiles,  literal  or  figurative. 
  {Ammunition  bread},  {shoes},  etc.,  such  as  are  contracted  for 
  by  government,  and  supplied  to  the  soldiers.  [Eng.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  particular  situation:  "If  you  were  in  my  place  what  would 
  you  do?"  [syn:  {place}] 

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