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kish 9 Jun 2017, 06:48 by John Simpson

Kishes, brogues, and ignorance   U 8.894-5: ignorant as a kish of brogues, worth fifty thousand pounds Commentators often have difficulty tracing the continuum from a literal expression to ... s feet means stupidity, how much more stupid a basket full of empty, rough shoes [brogues].     The expression worries Dent, too, who notes that variations also occur in Finnegans Wake ...

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Root 26 Nov 2015, 04:16 by John Simpson

He cures fits!   U 15.3256-7 : Rubber goods. Neverrip brand as supplied to the aristocracy. Corsets for men. I cure fits or money refunded. In a passage which includes ... an invention of “An improvement for facilitating the lacing and unlacing of boots and shoes and corsets, and such like articles of wearing apparel”. 2 As time passed, he became ...

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cobwebs 4 Mar 2014, 15:05 by John Simpson

Fashionable cobwebs   U 15.2817-18: Even their wax model Raymonde I visited daily to admire her cobweb hose and stick of rhubarb toe, as worn in Paris. Bloom remembers ... Little Mary”; She Says Too Many Reforms […] “Cobweb silk hosiery, short dresses, high-heeled shoes and low-necked waists [i.e. blouses] should not be worn on the streets. The ...

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bunions 29 Nov 2013, 12:47 by JJON Editors

Lenehan’s bunions U 12.1226-8 : - Twenty to one, says Lenehan. Such is life in an outhouse. Throwaway, says he. Takes the biscuit, and talking about bunions. Frailty, thy ... Sceptre in particular (“Frailty, thy name is woman! – A little month, or ere those shoes were old […]).     So Lenehan’s "talking about bunions" can be traced back to the Dublin ...

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Kidfitting 29 Dec 2012, 08:28 by John Simpson

Kidfitting corsetry U 18.446-9 : one of those kidfitting corsets Id want advertised cheap in the Gentlewoman with elastic gores on the hips he saved the one I have ... Cabinet (1855) 1 March, p. 148          Kid fittings were particularly common in gloves and shoes: Spring Shawls of the Latest Styles… Kid Gloves, a good article, Kid fitting Silk Gloves ...

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Thursday 29 Nov 2013, 12:26 by JJON Editors

  A good day for trimming your nails   U 13.117-19 : She had cut it that very morning on account of the new moon and it nestled about her pretty ... rhyme that Gerty MacDowell knows:   Trim your nails on   —   Monday for news, Tuesday for shoes, Wednesday for health, Thursday for wealth , Friday for woe, Saturday, a journey to go.            Just ...

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missing 9 Mar 2016, 09:33 by John Simpson

A missing gent answering to the name of Bloom   U 17.2000-5:   What public advertisement would divulge the occultation of the departed? £5 reward lost, stolen or strayed from ... brown moustache, blue eyes; wore a grey tweed suit, soft black felt hat, black shoes, and light rainproof overcoat. Last seen in Dublin about 4 o ’ clock on Friday afternoon ...

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Hunter 1 Dec 2015, 02:59 by John Simpson

‘Fitz-Epsykure’: The further adventures of Alfred and Marion Hunter   Quite a few legends still cluster around the figure of Alfred Henry Hunter, the man who in some sense stands ... an invention of “An improvement for facilitating the lacing and unlacing of boots and shoes and corsets, and such like articles of wearing apparel”.      If anything, the new material strengthens ...

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