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Why do they call it a shoehorn?

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Shoehorns appear to have originated in the late Middle Ages or Renaissance; in English a "schoying horne" is mentioned in the 15th century, though the French word chausse-pied is only found during the last half of the 16th century. It's a shoe horn because it was once made of horn or antlers.

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