Shoeing-horn
Shoehorn Shoe"horn`, Shoeing-horn Shoe"ing-horn`, n. 1. A curved piece of polished horn, wood, or metal used to facilitate the entrance of the foot into a shoe. [1913 Webster]

2. Figuratively: (a) Anything by which a transaction is facilitated; a medium; -- by way of contempt. --Spectator. (b) Anything which draws on or allures; an inducement. [Low] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]


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