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Shoe-loosed

A man without shoes; an unnatural kinsman, a selfish prodigal (Hebrew). If a man refused to marry his brother's widow, the woman pulled off his shoe in the presence of the elders, spat in his face, and called him “shoe-loosed.” (Deut. xxv. 9.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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