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Throwing an Old Shoe for Luck

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(See under Shoe.)

“Now, for goode luck caste an old shoe after me.”—Haywood (1693–1756).


“Ay, with all my heart, there’s an old shoe after you.”—The Parson’s Wedding (Dodsley, vol. ix. p. 499).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Threshers
Threshold
Thrift-box
Throgmorton Street (London)
Through-stone (A)
Throw
Throw
Throw Up the Sponge (To)
Throw your Eye on
Throwing an Old Shoe for Luck
Thrums
Thrummy Cap
Thug [a cheat]
Thuggee
Thùig or Tuig (Norse)
Thule
Thumb
Thumb-nail Legacies
Thumbikins or Thumbscrew
Thunder