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in your stocking feet

wearing socks but not shoes They hurried down the hall to the doctor's room in their stocking feet.
See also: feet, stocking

in (your) stocking/stockinged feet

wearing socks or a similar covering on your feet, but not wearing shoes She crept upstairs in stocking feet so as not to wake the baby. He stood five feet five in his stockinged feet. (= his height was five feet five, without shoes)
See also: feet, stocking

stocking feet

Wearing socks or stockings, but not shoes, as in I got locked out of the house in my stocking feet. [First half of 1800s]
See also: feet, stocking


n. a small gift that is suitable for putting inside a Christmas stocking. I got some little stocking-stuffers for the kids.
References in classic literature ?
With that, he went upon his knees, and began to flay his victim; who, on the first stocking coming off, would certainly have fallen over backward with his chair, but for there being no room to fall anyhow.
It was not every day that that washing-day wind met so fine a lady, and it was charming to see how gently he played about her stockings.
At all events, it was fairly obvious that, for one reason or another, the wearer of the petticoat and stockings which have now occupied us for perhaps a sufficient number of pages, was a visitor at the cottage.
His dress was a tight-fitting swallow-tailed black coat (from one of whose pockets dangled a vast length of white handkerchief), black kerseymere knee-breeches, black stockings, and stumpy-looking pumps, with huge bunches of black satin ribbon for bows.
He was wearing a blue swallow-tail coat, shoes and stockings, and was perfumed and his hair pomaded.
I suppose you are the only woman in London who darns her own stockings," he observed.
It's the combination that's odd-- books and stockings.
Before long, therefore, the groups on the mattresses and the groups on the chairs were all in communication with each other, and Mary Datchet, who had begun to darn stockings again, stooped down and remarked to Ralph:
Rose made Phebe promise that she would bring her stocking into the "Bower," as she called her pretty room, on Christmas morning, because that first delicious rummage loses half its charm if two little night-caps at least do not meet over the treasures, and two happy voices Oh and Ah together.
So when Rose opened her eyes that day they fell upon faithful Phebe, rolled up in a shawl, sitting on the rug before a blazing fire, with her untouched stocking laid beside her.
The sight was good to her, nor did she under-appraise the lines of the slender ankle above the low tan tie nor did she under-appraise the delicate yet mature swell of calf outlined in the fresh brown of a new cotton stocking.
Pickwick called attention to his speckled silk stockings, and smartly tied pumps.
You see nothing extraordinary in the stockings, AS stockings, I trust, Sir?
It was in its usual state; except that one of the windows was wide open, and Affery sat on its old-fashioned window-seat, mending a stocking.
And now,' said Mr Pancks, whose eye had often stealthily wandered to the window-seat and the stocking that was being mended there,