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straw shoe

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

American, as early as the mid 1700s. Possibly also seen later in the writings of Mark Twain.

NounEdit

straw shoe (plural straw shoes)

  1. A professional false witness hired by an unscrupulous attorney. Such a man would frequent the vicinity of a courthouse and show his intention and availability by a straw sticking from one of his shoes.