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I'm doing a research paper for my English class and I need to know the origin for the word "shoe". Also, I'd like to know when the first shoe was used.....or any info. on the beginning of "shoe-wearing". Please respond A.S.A.P.ACCESS_POST_ACTIONS
Submitted by Suzanne Klinker (Crawfordsville - U.S.A.)
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