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A soft heelless slipper with a turned-up toe.
- ‘The Turkish slipper, with a long pointed toe, was brought to Europe from the East in the 12 th century.’
- ‘Curl your toes up tightly, in the shape of a Turkish slipper.’
- ‘These slippers were loosely inspired by richly embellished Turkish slippers and the fancy European slippers they inspired in the 17th and 18th centuries.’
- ‘In the Nineteenth Dynasty a style with an upturned toe appeared, a forerunner of the Turkish slipper.’
- ‘The five stallions had extremely long feet that turned up like Turkish slippers.’
- ‘These gold and red traditional Turkish slippers were sitting in the bright sunlight and made an interesting three dimensional color design.’
- ‘These are traditional Turkish slippers, not usually worn these days.’
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