shoetree

VERB
  1. stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree
NOUN
  1. a wooden or metal device that is inserted into a shoe to preserve its shape when it is not being worn
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How To Use shoetree In A Sentence

  • Any winged aircraft, from the smallest Cessna prop puppy to the biggest Boeing behemoth, was a romantic artifact, a swoozy sculpture, a sailing thing of irresistible appeal; but a helicopter ... a helicopter was like a funky old shoetree that a witch had caused to levitate. Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates
  • He proceeded to the edge of the orchard where a stray shoetree had rooted. The Source of Magic
  • I discovered that shoes could be stretched by: the shoemaker; a shoetree-like device bought by mail-order; by soaking new shoes in "shoe-stretch" and wearing them around the house with sweat socks, and I frequented depressing shoe stores that advertised specials for wide and long feet. Jane Barowitz: The Sisterhood of Women with Big Feet
  • Ordinarily vampires could take all I had to give and break me like a shoetree. Dancing with Werewolves
  • Finally, invest in a wooden shoetree to preserve the shape of the shoe. AskMen.com - HOME PAGE
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