Foot hammer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foot hammer (Mach) a small tilt hammer moved by a treadle.
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Usage

In literature:

The Scarecrow dashed in to rescue his Sawhorse, and had his left foot smashed by the hammer before he could pull the creature out of danger.
"Ozma of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Only a trip-hammer or a policeman's foot could have been the author of those sounds.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
But what has that to do with hammering a nail into a horse's foot?
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
The sound of a foot, the stroke of a hammer, a voice in the streets, froze all hearts with horror.
"The Revelation Explained" by F. Smith
But Fate had decreed that the Hammer of the Scots was never again to set foot in Scotland.
"An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707)" by Robert S. Rait
It seemed as though a hammer was beating on her forehead, and she was perspiring from head to foot.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
His foot drove into the jaws of the frog as if wedged there by the blow of a sledge-hammer.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
Mackenzie started back to the house, hammer in hand, thinking that he might break the chain near her foot and give her liberty, at least.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
The Scarecrow dashed in to rescue his Sawhorse, and had his left foot smashed by the hammer before he could pull the creature out of danger.
"Ozma of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
The two legs were welded at the bottom into one big foot, the heel of which formed the hammer.
"An Engagement of Convenience" by Louis Zangwill
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In news:

There is excessive elevation to the longitudinal arch of the foot, and the toes may be drawn into the hammer position.
Armed with tiny hammers to test the monument's soundness and to search for further damage, a team of engineers will be rappelling the 555-foot-tall structure over the next five days.
For the past couple of months, 33-year-old April Anson and her friends have been planning, measuring, sawing and hammering their way toward completion of her new living quarters, an 19-foot-by-8-foot home.
I have a neuroma in one foot along with hammer toes which I am consulting a surgeon about next month.
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