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Throwing an Old Shoe for Luck

(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).

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