- property which cannot be claimed until after decease of present holder. “To wait for a pair of DEAD-MEN’S SHOES,” is considered a wearisome affair. It is used by Fletcher:— “And ’tis a general shrift, that most men use, But yet ’tis tedious waiting DEAD MEN’S SHOES.” _Fletcher’s Poems_, p. 256.
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