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shoehorn

a smooth curved implement of horn, metal, plastic, etc., inserted at the heel of a shoe to ease the foot into it
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The brainchild of Amrhein and artist Brian Conley, the project worked with the Smithson estate to reenvision his gritty poetics of entropy for the industrial wastelands along the East River, shoehorning an actual dead tree into Pierogi's tiny space and establishing a touch point between the Williamsburg and Smithson generations that predated by several years the current renaissance of interest in the late artist's output--which, of course, includes important production as a writer.
Boston Public'' was probably the most schizophrenic new series of last year - it veered wildly between serious, compelling drama, and obvious and frankly idiotic comedy, shoehorning romance in wherever it could.
Storability's proposal adapts to customers' needs instead of shoehorning them into an existing offering.
ABC managed the same thing with its tinkered-together boy band from ``Making the Band,'' shoehorning them into other ABC programming.