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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Footrope  \Foot"rope`\,  n.  (Aut.) 
  a  The  rope  rigged  below  a  yard,  upon  which  men  stand  when 
  reefing  or  furling;  --  formerly  called  a  {horse}. 
  b  That  part  of  the  boltrope  to  which  the  lower  edge  of  a 
  sail  is  sewed.