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Footbreadth

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Footbreadth The breadth of a foot; -- used as a measure. "Not so much as a footbreadth ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n footbreadth The breadth of the foot; an area as large as the sole of the foot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Footbreadth the breadth of a foot, an area of this size
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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:

He had helmet and shield, spear and sword; and his sword was called by the name of Footbreadth.
"Heimskringla" by Snorri Sturlason
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