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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feet  \Feet\,  n.  pl 
  See  {Foot}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feet  \Feet\,  n.  [See  {Feat},  n.] 
  Fact  performance.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foot  \Foot\  (f[oo^]t),  n.;  pl  {Feet}  (f[=e]t).  [OE.  fot,  foot, 
  pl  fet,  feet.  AS  f[=o]t,  pl  f[=e]t;  akin  to  D.  voet,  OHG. 
  fuoz,  G.  fuss,  Icel.  f[=o]tr,  Sw  fot,  Dan.  fod,  Goth. 
  f[=o]tus,  L.  pes,  Gr  poy`s,  Skr.  p[=a]d,  Icel.  fet  step, 
  pace  measure  of  a  foot,  feta  to  step,  find  one's  way 
  [root]77,  250.  Cf  {Antipodes},  {Cap-a-pie},  {Expedient}, 
  {Fet}  to  fetch,  {Fetlock},  {Fetter},  {Pawn}  a  piece  in  chess, 
  {Pedal}.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  terminal  part  of  the  leg  of  man  or  an  animal; 
  esp.,  the  part  below  the  ankle  or  wrist;  that  part  of  an 
  animal  upon  which  it  rests  when  standing,  or  moves  See 
  {Manus},  and  {Pes}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  muscular  locomotive  organ  of  a  mollusk.  It 
  is  a  median  organ  arising  from  the  ventral  region  of  body, 
  often  in  the  form  of  a  flat  disk,  as  in  snails.  See 
  Illust.  of  {Buccinum}. 
 
  3.  That  which  corresponds  to  the  foot  of  a  man  or  animal;  as 
  the  foot  of  a  table;  the  foot  of  a  stocking. 
 
  4.  The  lowest  part  or  base;  the  ground  part  the  bottom,  as 
  of  a  mountain  or  column;  also  the  last  of  a  row  or 
  series;  the  end  or  extremity,  esp.  if  associated  with 
  inferiority;  as  the  foot  of  a  hill;  the  foot  of  the 
  procession;  the  foot  of  a  class;  the  foot  of  the  bed. 
 
  And  now  at  foot  Of  heaven's  ascent  they  lift  their 
  feet.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  Fundamental  principle;  basis;  plan  --  used  only  in  the 
  singular. 
 
  Answer  directly  upon  the  foot  of  dry  reason. 
  --Berkeley. 
 
  6.  Recognized  condition;  rank;  footing;  --  used  only  in  the 
  singular.  [R.] 
 
  As  to  his  being  on  the  foot  of  a  servant.  --Walpole. 
 
  7.  A  measure  of  length  equivalent  to  twelve  inches;  one  third 
  of  a  yard.  See  {Yard}. 
 
  Note:  This  measure  is  supposed  to  be  taken  from  the  length  of 
  a  man's  foot.  It  differs  in  length  in  different 
  countries.  In  the  United  States  and  in  England  it  is 
  304.8  millimeters. 
 
  8.  (Mil.)  Soldiers  who  march  and  fight  on  foot;  the  infantry, 
  usually  designated  as  the  foot,  in  distinction  from  the 
  cavalry.  ``Both  horse  and  foot.''  --Milton. 
 
  9.  (Pros.)  A  combination  of  syllables  consisting  a  metrical 
  element  of  a  verse,  the  syllables  being  formerly 
  distinguished  by  their  quantity  or  length,  but  in  modern 
  poetry  by  the  accent. 
 
  10.  (Naut.)  The  lower  edge  of  a  sail. 
 
  Note:  Foot  is  often  used  adjectively,  signifying  of  or 
  pertaining  to  a  foot  or  the  feet,  or  to  the  base  or 
  lower  part  It  is  also  much  used  as  the  first  of 
  compounds. 
 
  {Foot  artillery}.  (Mil.) 
  a  Artillery  soldiers  serving  in  foot. 
  b  Heavy  artillery.  --Farrow. 
 
  {Foot  bank}  (Fort.),  a  raised  way  within  a  parapet. 
 
  {Foot  barracks}  (Mil.),  barracks  for  infantery. 
 
  {Foot  bellows},  a  bellows  worked  by  a  treadle.  --Knight. 
 
  {Foot  company}  (Mil.),  a  company  of  infantry.  --Milton. 
 
  {Foot  gear},  covering  for  the  feet,  as  stocking,  shoes,  or 
  boots. 
 
  {Foot  hammer}  (Mach.),  a  small  tilt  hammer  moved  by  a 
  treadle. 
 
  {Foot  iron}. 
  a  The  step  of  a  carriage. 
  b  A  fetter. 
 
  {Foot  jaw}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Maxilliped}. 
 
  {Foot  key}  (Mus.),  an  organ  pedal. 
 
  {Foot  level}  (Gunnery),  a  form  of  level  used  in  giving  any 
  proposed  angle  of  elevation  to  a  piece  of  ordnance. 
  --Farrow. 
 
  {Foot  mantle},  a  long  garment  to  protect  the  dress  in  riding; 
  a  riding  skirt.  [Obs.] 
 
  {Foot  page},  an  errand  boy;  an  attendant.  [Obs.] 
 
  {Foot  passenger},  one  who  passes  on  foot,  as  over  a  road  or 
  bridge. 
 
  {Foot  pavement},  a  paved  way  for  foot  passengers;  a  footway; 
  a  trottoir. 
 
  {Foot  poet},  an  inferior  poet;  a  poetaster.  [R.]  --Dryden. 
 
  {Foot  post}. 
  a  A  letter  carrier  who  travels  on  foot. 
  b  A  mail  delivery  by  means  of  such  carriers. 
 
  {Fot  pound},  &  {Foot  poundal}.  (Mech.)  See  {Foot  pound}  and 
  {Foot  poundal},  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Foot  press}  (Mach.),  a  cutting,  embossing,  or  printing 
  press,  moved  by  a  treadle. 
 
  {Foot  race},  a  race  run  by  persons  on  foot.  --Cowper. 
 
  {Foot  rail},  a  railroad  rail,  with  a  wide  flat  flange  on  the 
  lower  side 
 
  {Foot  rot},  an  ulcer  in  the  feet  of  sheep;  claw  sickness. 
 
  {Foot  rule},  a  rule  or  measure  twelve  inches  long. 
 
  {Foot  screw},  an  adjusting  screw  which  forms  a  foot,  and 
  serves  to  give  a  machine  or  table  a  level  standing  on  an 
  uneven  place 
 
  {Foot  secretion}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Sclerobase}. 
 
  {Foot  soldier},  a  soldier  who  serves  on  foot. 
 
  {Foot  stick}  (Printing),  a  beveled  piece  of  furniture  placed 
  against  the  foot  of  the  page,  to  hold  the  type  in  place 
 
 
  {Foot  stove},  a  small  box,  with  an  iron  pan,  to  hold  hot 
  coals  for  warming  the  feet. 
 
  {Foot  tubercle}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Parapodium}. 
 
  {Foot  valve}  (Steam  Engine),  the  valve  that  opens  to  the  air 
  pump  from  the  condenser. 
 
  {Foot  vise},  a  kind  of  vise  the  jaws  of  which  are  operated  by 
  a  treadle. 
 
  {Foot  waling}  (Naut.),  the  inside  planks  or  lining  of  a 
  vessel  over  the  floor  timbers.  --Totten. 
 
  {Foot  wall}  (Mining),  the  under  wall  of  an  inclosed  vein. 
 
  {By  foot},  or  {On  foot},  by  walking;  as  to  pass  a  stream  on 
  foot. 
 
  {Cubic  foot}.  See  under  {Cubic}. 
 
  {Foot  and  mouth  disease},  a  contagious  disease  (Eczema 
  epizo["o]tica)  of  cattle,  sheep,  swine,  etc., 
  characterized  by  the  formation  of  vesicles  and  ulcers  in 
  the  mouth  and  about  the  hoofs. 
 
  {Foot  of  the  fine}  (Law),  the  concluding  portion  of  an 
  acknowledgment  in  court  by  which  formerly,  the  title  of 
  land  was  conveyed.  See  {Fine  of  land},  under  {Fine},  n.; 
  also  {Chirograph}.  (b). 
 
  {Square  foot}.  See  under  {Square}. 
 
  {To  be  on  foot},  to  be  in  motion,  action  or  process  of 
  execution. 
 
  {To  keep  the  foot}  (Script.),  to  preserve  decorum.  ``Keep  thy 
  foot  when  thou  goest  to  the  house  of  God.''  --Eccl.  v.  1. 
 
  {To  put  one's  foot  down},  to  take  a  resolute  stand  to  be 
  determined.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  put  the  best  foot  foremost},  to  make  a  good  appearance; 
  to  do  one's  best.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  set  on  foot},  to  put  in  motion;  to  originate;  as  to  set 
  on  foot  a  subscription. 
 
  {To}  {put,  or  set},  {one  on  his  feet},  to  put  one  in  a 
  position  to  go  on  to  assist  to  start 
 
  {Under  foot}. 
  a  Under  the  feet;  (Fig.)  at  one's  mercy;  as  to  trample 
  under  foot.  --Gibbon. 
  b  Below  par.  [Obs.]  ``They  would  be  forced  to  sell  .  . 
  .  far  under  foot.''  --Bacon. 




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