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English Dictionary: Feet by the DICT Development Group
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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[oocr]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[emac]t). [OE. fot,
      foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[omac]t, pl. f[emac]t; akin to D.
      voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[omac]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod,
      Goth. f[omac]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy`s, Skr. p[be]d, Icel. fet
      step, pace measure of a foot, feta to step, find one's way.
      [fb]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[94]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. [bd]Both horse and foot.[b8] --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[94]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}, [and] {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[94]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[94]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[94]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. [bd]Keep
            thy foot when thou goest to the house of God.[b8] --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.] [bd]They would be forced to sell .
                  . . far under foot.[b8] --Bacon.
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