single-foot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v single-foot go at a rack "the horses single-footed"
    • n single-foot a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • n Single-foot An irregular gait of a horse; -- called also single-footed pace. See Single v. i. "Single-foot is an irregular pace, rather rare, distinguished by the posterior extremities moving in the order of a fast walk, and the anterior extremities in that of a slow trot."
    • v. i Single-foot To proceed by means of the single-foot, as a horse or other quadruped.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n single-foot A gait of horses, better known as the rack. See rack.
    • single-foot To move with the single-foot gait; rack. Also single.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Single-foot a gait of horses, the amble
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. sin-gulus, one to each, separate, akin to sem-el, once, Gr. ham-a.

Usage

In literature:

I had never single-footed before.
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
In those sections a single foot of the rock may well represent a period of ten thousand years.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
They hunt up a herd and single out some less cautious or less quick-footed member.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
At last a single dry sob, which shook him from head to foot, escaped him.
"VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea" by David Christie Murray
Rashleigh, however, who had been dismounted, maintained on foot a desperate and single-handed conflict with the leader of the band.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
He strikes a heavy blow with his foot, and a single stroke of it is sufficient to disable a dog or break a man's leg.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Then came larger parties, followed again by single horsemen and men on foot, still exposed to the fire from the causeway.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
At last, scarcely able to raise a foot, he sank down on a fallen log and stared into the gloomy woods which gave back not a single ray of hope.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
For a long period single foot-races satisfied the desires of the Eleans and their visitors.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
An edition of Shakespeare in single Plays; each edited with a full Introduction, Textual Notes, and a Commentary at the foot of the page.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
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In poetry:

She doesn't come too suddin, ner she doesn't come too slow;
Her gaits is some cayprishus, an' the next ye never know,—
A single-foot o' sunshine, a buck o' snow er hail—
But don't be disapp'inted, fer Spring ain't goin' ter fail.
"How Spring Comes To Shasta Jim" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

While the Goths had both armored lancers and foot archers, they never combined the two methods of fighting into a single system as the Byzantines had done, and so the Byzantines ' strategem routinely succeeded.
NEW FREE STANDING COMMERCIAL BLDG 5400 square foot Single tenant with 20 year lease.
The US Navy held a keel laying and dedication ceremony for two 238-foot, single-hulled ships on Friday that are being built at the Dakota Creek Industries shipyard in Anacortes.
She was a gawky, 6-foot-3, middle-aged woman who introduced Americans to French cuisine and single-handedly put PBS on the entertainment map.
"The Miller House" in Ellison Bay, WI is a 35,000 square foot home—considered the largest single family home in the state of Wisconsin.
The 3,500-square-foot, four-room pub offers 15 Irish whiskies, including single malts .
Held aloft by a single wire, a 14-foot metal I-beam stands delicately balanced on its corner.
All of the gaming is on a single, 95,000-square-foot floor, with a bar and restaurant that overlooks Turn 2 of the speedway, providing a unique vantage point for its two race weekends.
Did you know in less than the blink of an eye a single flea is actually capable of jumping more than an entire foot.
The rotary rigs are about 130 feet tall and are usually based on 300 by 400-foot pads which can be used to drill multiple wells from a single site.
Single Foot Contact Run-Through .
When Scott DiBiaso and his crew sailed the 65-foot schooner Juno out of Vineyard Haven harbor on Wednesday, Nov 14, they had a single reef on the.
The folks at Your Tango.com offer up this helpful list of things that will help keep you from sticking your foot in your mouth around your single friends.
On the theme of data again, in the ideal world it might be possible to send thousands of hardworking foot solders out into the field in China to chase down every warehouse of polymers and count every single pallet of polyolefins.
That single cabbage will take up a whole square foot so you can only plant one per square foot .
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In science:

Taylor expansion For a single ˆrθ advection in the semi-Lagrangian approach, a displacement (δr, δθ) is computed to find the foot of the characteristics that ends at a grid node (ri , θj ).
Accuracy of unperturbed motion of particles in a gyrokinetic semi-Lagrangian code
Neglect of putting scalars and bivectors on equal footing within a single, comprehensive, real number system.
Whither All the Scope and Generality of Bell's Theorem?
In contrast Metsch treats both scalars and psudoscalars on the same footing and attributes the deviation from the ideal vector spectrum to a single interaction due to instantons.
Theoretical Summary of the HADRON99 conference
This is to be expected in a treatment where all variables are treated quantum mechanically in an equal footing without singling out one to behave classically.
Uniform discretizations: a new approach for the quantization of totally constrained systems
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