Foot-stall

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Foot-stall a woman's stirrup
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fót, pl. fét; Ger. fuss, L. pes, pedis, Gr. pous, podos, Sans. pād.

Usage

In literature:

It was just outside Newmarket that they saw an automobile stalled at the foot of a hill which they topped.
"Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters" by Victor Appleton
Mortimer looked with interest at the big, comfortable box stall, littered a foot deep with bright, clean, yellow straw.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
She lost her footing and fell down and broke her neck right there in the stall.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
We got stalled at the very foot of it.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
At the foot of the stalls, a narrow rectilinear filleting of the same material had bounded the whole.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
I keeps the foot stained good, 'n' shuts the stall door whenever Duckfoot shows up.
"Blister Jones" by John Taintor Foote
Where did you say Mr. Stallings was, Big-foot?
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
It climbed a few feet, stalled, and then settled to the ground near the foot of the hill, 105 feet below.
"The Early History of the Airplane" by Orville Wright
Rosebud, for it was she, paused at the foot of the stall in which he was working.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Without it he fills his foot with the contents of the stall, which the shoe holds there.
"Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece" by George Greenwood
She was quivering from head to foot, and gripped the arms of her stall in order to restrain herself from turning her head.
"Consequences" by E. M. Delafield
Now there stood in the stalls three hundred horses, very fleet of foot.
"Stories from Virgil" by Alfred J. Church
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In poetry:

The turtle now has ceased to call
Upon her crimson-footed groom,
The grey wolf prowls about the stall,
The lily's singing seneschal
Sleeps in the lily-bell, and all
The violet hills are lost in gloom.
"Endymion" by Oscar Wilde

In news:

With no underground route from Queens to Manhattan and car traffic stalled, some crossed the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on bike or foot.
The 39-acre property, listed at $9.5 million, includes a racetrack, a 5,000-square-foot main house, four casitas, three one-bedroom staff quarters and apartments at both ends of the 16-stall stables.
An 80- acre equestrian estate that includes a 6,772-square-foot home, an eight-stall barn and a riding arena has been listed in Aptos for $12.95 million.
Sheltered in a stall barn adjacent to the 30,000 square foot main arena were 40 show horses, all of which perished in the fire.
Blaine will sell a 9-foot-wide strip of right-of-way on 4th Street back to developer Joel Douglas so his stalled Seascape condominium project can proceed without any demolition or redesign.
The $100 million system of motion sensors, closed-circuit cameras, and eight-foot barbed-wire fence surrounding JFK Airport was no match for a 31-year-old man whose Jet Ski stalled in the middle of Jamaica Bay.
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