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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Footman  \Foot"man\,  n.;  pl  {Footmen}. 
  1.  A  soldier  who  marches  and  fights  on  foot;  a  foot  soldier. 
 
  2.  A  man  in  waiting;  a  male  servant  whose  duties  are  to 
  attend  the  door,  the  carriage,  the  table,  etc 
 
  3.  Formerly,  a  servant  who  ran  in  front  of  his  master's 
  carriage;  a  runner.  --Prior. 
 
  4.  A  metallic  stand  with  four  feet,  for  keeping  anything  warm 
  before  a  fire. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  moth  of  the  family  {Lithosid[ae]};  --  so 
  called  from  its  livery-like  colors. 




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