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a device used for easing the foot into a shoe

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fit for a specific purpose even when not well suited

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But for shoehorn efforts, the police in the city may have earned the prize when, after bumping elbows in inadequate space in what is now City Hall Annex for many years, in the mid-1980s, they twisted, turned and fit themselves into what had been Stanley's Subaru dealership.
The device consists of a dressing stick on one end and a shoehorn on the other.
(Exceptions are tap pioneers Brenda Bufalino, based in New York, and Michael "Shoehorn" Conley of Portland, Oregon, who plays the sax as he taps.)
Professional juggler Rhys Thomas will perform with tap dancer/sax player Michael "Shoehorn" Conley at 8 p.m.
These snippets of genetic material shoehorn themselves into a variety of spots in a host's DNA.
They would be difficult to shoehorn into any profile of suspected al-Qaeda collaborators -- but this didn't deter the police from trying.
All services are custom designed -- no shoehorn needed.
MPEG-4 will make it easier to shoehorn higher resolution video through narrow pipe than is possible with the MPEG-2 compression now used for DVD videodiscs and satellite- and terrestrial-digital TV.
And a few companies, like Amway, were able to shoehorn some particular benefits for themselves into the budget accord -- payback for donating heavily to the Republican Party.
"Once we tie them, they stay tied, and you can slip your shoes on and off, using your long-handled shoehorn."
Owen, publicly maintained it was the size of a walk-in closet and we needed a shoehorn to get in and out.
Despite it apparently being a show for all the family, there was a chance here to shoehorn in some "ooer, missus" moments via those teapot handles in the "Let's have a go at pottery" game (good work from Johnny Vegas, though).
Gordon Strachan has revealed he'll go out of his way to shoehorn Kieran Tierney and Andy Robertson into the Scotland team to face Lithuania on Friday.
Its cellar became The Shoehorn Bar which is now Bar Code.
Can the three of them shoehorn their modern ideas into such an old property?