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Scheepslast

An obsolete Dutch unit of weight roughly equivalent to 2,000 kilograms.

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My dad, bored in retirement and prone to fixing things that didn't need fixing or tidying things that didn't need tidying, usually with catastrophic consequences, had given grandad's shoe last to the bin men.
Having all the necessary data concerning the human foot, the shoe last can be processed.
Vivian and mum told me off, so I peed on mum's shoe last night
We found he was a little bit sore in the middle of his off-fore and removed the shoe last night," he said.
ClimaCool was adidas' fastest selling shoe last year and the sports manufacturer claims the ClimaCool II guarantees 32 per cent cooler feet than other running shoes using `ram air ventilation' in which air is forced into the shoe through side vents, increasing the faster the wearer runs.
ClimaCool was Adidas's fastest-selling shoe last year, and the sports manufacturer claims the ClimaCool II guarantees 32% cooler feet than any other running shoe using a process called ram air ventilation.
ClimaCool was adidas's fastest selling shoe last year, and the sports manufacturer claims the ClimaCool II guarantees 32% cooler feet than any other running shoe using a process called ram air ventilation.
Traditionally, women's sport shoes are built with a smaller version of the same shoe last (the mold used to construct a shoe) as used for men's shoes.
Footwear are built using a three-dimensional mold called a shoe last (Figure 1).
Peter Polites, owner of a Nine West store in New Jersey, slashed the price of a popular, smart-looking women's shoe last winter, knowing he would attract many more customers - and still earn a smooth 60 percent profit on each pair.