Usage examples for SOCKS

  1. It is well known with what wrath and indignation the old counsellors, who had never worn socks, exclaimed against the young magistrates who encouraged so dreadful and fatal a luxury. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  2. He's done his " bit"- quite a large bit- for his country, and if his bones and muscles were knitting as rapidly as I knit socks for soldiers, he would insist on rushing back to do another bit. – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  3. Now, come along to the smoking- room, where I've ordered them to take the coffee, and where I'll give you ten minutes to pull up your socks and do a bit of thinking. – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. He sat down to draw on his socks. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  5. A moment later she was holding up with stern disapproval two socks with gaping heels. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  6. You can come in your shirt, you can come in your socks, or you can come without one damned rag- only come! – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  7. In nearly every case it was socks; and how glad and grateful they were to get them! – Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp
  8. If you were to get an order for twenty dozen socks of a particular colour, size, and price, you would not be able to get that number of socks alike in Shetland. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. And in return for my thus moving her to tears by real letters from the imaginary Boles, she began to mend the holes I had in my socks, shirts, and other articles of clothing. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  10. I must get these socks finished for you to take with you, my dear. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  11. She was knitting socks for the Allied armies in France the next winter, but it being warm just then in California they were cotton socks because wool made her hands too hot. – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  12. The soles of Russ's boots were already half eaten away and his socks were going fast. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  13. And when there's some one else to mend the boys' socks, perhaps I won't offer; but until there is, the less you say about such things the better, Miss Alice Tennant." – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  14. Her legs were fat, and she always wore socks instead of stockings. – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  15. He was dressed in white flannels, and he wore rather bright pink socks and a pink tie to match. – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  16. As if it wasn't enough for a man to have new socks without having marks put on them! – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  17. Even his socks, in the narrow rim which showed above his low- cut shoes, were silk; she could see that clear across the room. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  18. When all else failed there was the knitting: socks for the Brothers and stockings for the Sisters and socks and stockings of every size for the children. – Susanna and Sue by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  19. But then we come to the socks, and I pull up my trousers and point to those I am wearing. – With Zola in England by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
  20. At one of the many camp- fires on the edge of the road I saw the Arkansas colonel sitting cross- legged on the ground, in trousers, socks and undershirt, playing poker. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable