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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FOOT, n. plu. feet. [L. pes, pedis. Probably this word is allied to the Gr. to walk, to tread. Eng. verb, to tread.]
1. In animal bodies, the lower extremity of the leg; the part of the leg which treads the earth in standing or walking, and by which the animal is sustained and enabled to step.
2. That which bears some resemblance to an animal's foot in shape or office; the lower end of any thing that supports a body; as the foot of a table.
3. The lower part; the base; as the foot of a column or of a mountain.
4. The lower part; the bottom; as the foot of an account; the foot of a sail.
5. Foundation; condition; state. We are not on the same foot with our fellow citizens. In this sense, it is more common, in America, to use footing; and in this sense the plural is not used.
6. Plan of establishment; fundamental principles. Our constitution may hereafter be placed on a better foot.
[In this sense the plural is not used.]
7. In military language, soldiers who march and fight on foot; infantry, as distinguished from cavalry.
[In this sense the plural is not used.]
8. A measure consisting of twelve inches; supposed to be taken from the length of a man's foot. Geometricians divide the foot into 10 digits, and the digit into 10 lines.
9. In poetry, a certain number of syllables, constituting part of a verse; as the iambus, the dactyl, and the spondee.
10. Step; pace.
11. Level; par. obs.
12. The part of a stocking or boot which receives the foot.
By foot, or rather, on foot, by walking, as to go or pass on foot; or by fording, as to pass a stream on foot. See the next definition.
To set on foot, to originate; to begin; to put in motion; as, to set on foot a subscription. Hence, to be on foot, is to be in motion, action or process of execution.
FOOT, v.i.
1. To dance; to tread to measure or music; to skip.
2. To walk; opposed to ride or fly. In this sense, the word is commonly followed by it.
If you are for a merry jaunt, I'll try, for once, who can foot it farthest.
FOOT, v.t.
1. To kick; to strike with the foot; to spurn.
2. To settle; to begin to fix. [Little used.]
3. To tread; as, to foot the green.
4. To add the numbers in a column, and set the sum at the foot; as, to foot an account.
5. To seize and hold with the foot. [Not used.]
6. To add or make a foot; as, to foot a stocking or boot.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot" [syn: foot, human foot, pes]
2: a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard; "he is six feet tall" [syn: foot, ft]
3: the lower part of anything; "curled up on the foot of the bed"; "the foot of the page"; "the foot of the list"; "the foot of the mountain" [ant: head]
4: the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings [syn: animal foot, foot]
5: lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower" [syn: foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure]
6: any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates [syn: foot, invertebrate foot]
7: travel by walking; "he followed on foot"; "the swiftest of foot"
8: a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
9: an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot; "there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot" [syn: infantry, foot]
10: (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm [syn: metrical foot, foot, metrical unit]
11: a support resembling a pedal extremity; "one foot of the chair was on the carpet" v
1: pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill" [syn: foot, pick]
2: walk; "let's hoof it to the disco" [syn: foot, leg it, hoof, hoof it]
3: add a column of numbers [syn: foot, foot up]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun (plural feet; also foot) Etymology: Middle English fot, from Old English f?t; akin to Old High German fuot foot, Latin ped-, pes, Greek pod-, pous Date: before 12th century 1. the terminal part of the vertebrate leg upon which an individual stands 2. an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment; especially a ventral muscular surface or process of a mollusk 3. any of various units of length based on the length of the human foot; especially a unit equal to 1/3 yard and comprising 12 inches pl. foot used between a number and a noun <a 10-foot pole> pl. feet or foot used between a number and an adjective <6 feet tall> see weight table 4. the basic unit of verse meter consisting of any of various fixed combinations or groups of stressed and unstressed or long and short syllables 5. a. motion or power of walking or running ; step <fleet of foot> b. speed, swiftness <showed early foot> 6. something resembling a foot in position or use: as a. the lower end of the leg of a chair or table b. (1) the basal portion of the sporophyte in mosses (2) a specialized outgrowth by which the embryonic sporophyte especially of many bryophytes absorbs nourishment from the gametophyte c. a piece on a sewing machine that presses the cloth against the feed 7. foot plural, chiefly British infantry 8. the lower edge (as of a sail) 9. the lowest part ; bottom <the foot of the hill> 10. a. the end that is lower or opposite the head <the foot of the bed> b. the part (as of a stocking) that covers the foot 11. foots plural but singular or plural in construction material deposited especially in aging or refining ; dregs 12. foots plural footlights II. verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. dance 2. to go on foot 3. of a sailboat to make speed ; move transitive verb 1. a. to perform the movements of (a dance) b. to walk, run, or dance on, over, or through 2. archaic a. kick b. reject 3. archaic establish 4. a. to add up b. to pay or stand credit for <foot the bill> 5. to make or renew the foot of (as a stocking)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. (pl. feet) 1 a the lower extremity of the leg below the ankle. b the part of a sock etc. covering the foot. 2 a the lower or lowest part of anything, e.g. a mountain, a page, stairs, etc. b the lower end of a table. c the end of a bed where the user's feet normally rest. 3 the base, often projecting, of anything extending vertically. 4 a step, pace, or tread; a manner of walking (fleet of foot). 5 (pl. feet or foot) a unit of linear measure equal to 12 inches (30.48 cm). 6 Prosody a a group of syllables (one usu. stressed) constituting a metrical unit. b a similar unit of speech etc. 7 Brit. hist. infantry (a regiment of foot). 8 Zool. the locomotive or adhesive organ of invertebrates. 9 Bot. the part by which a petal is attached. 10 a device on a sewing-machine for holding the material steady as it is sewn. 11 (pl. foots) a dregs; oil refuse. b coarse sugar. --v.tr. 1 (usu. as foot it) a traverse (esp. a long distance) by foot. b dance. 2 pay (a bill, esp. one considered large). Phrases and idioms: at a person's feet as a person's disciple or subject. feet of clay a fundamental weakness in a person otherwise revered. foot-and-mouth disease a contagious viral disease of cattle etc. foot-fault (in lawn tennis) incorrect placement of the feet while serving. foot-pound the amount of energy required to raise 1 lb. a distance of 1 foot. foot-pound-second system a system of measurement with these as basic units. foot-rot a bacterial disease of the feet in sheep and cattle. foot-rule a ruler 1 foot long. foot-soldier a soldier who fights on foot. get one's feet wet begin to participate. have one's (or both) feet on the ground be practical. have a foot in the door have a prospect of success. have one foot in the grave be near death or very old. my foot! int. expressing strong contradiction. not put a foot wrong make no mistakes. off one's feet so as to be unable to stand, or in a state compared with this (was rushed off my feet). on foot walking, not riding etc. put one's best foot forward make every effort; proceed with determination. put one's feet up colloq. take a rest. put one's foot down colloq. 1 be firmly insistent or repressive. 2 accelerate a motor vehicle. put one's foot in it colloq. commit a blunder or indiscretion. set foot on (or in) enter; go into. set on foot put (an action, process, etc.) in motion. under one's feet in the way. under foot on the ground. Derivatives: footed adj. (also in comb.). footless adj. Etymology: OE fot f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Foot Foot (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. Feet (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy`s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace measure of a foot, feta to step, find one's way. [root]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["o]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. ``Both horse and foot.'' --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["o]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, & 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["o]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["o]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["o]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. ``Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God.'' --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.] ``They would be forced to sell . . . far under foot.'' --Bacon.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Foot Foot, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Footed; p. pr. & vb. n. Footing.] 1. To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip. --Dryden. 2. To walk; -- opposed to ride or fly. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Foot Foot, v. t. 1. To kick with the foot; to spurn. --Shak. 2. To set on foot; to establish; to land. [Obs.] What confederacy have you with the traitors Late footed in the kingdom? --Shak. 3. To tread; as, to foot the green. --Tickell. 4. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; -- sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account. 5. The size or strike with the talon. [Poet.] --Shak. 6. To renew the foot of, as of stocking. --Shak. To foot a bill, to pay it. [Colloq.] -- To foot it, to walk; also, to dance.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(feet) Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. 1. Your feet are the parts of your body that are at the ends of your legs, and that you stand on. She stamped her foot again. ...a foot injury. ...his aching arms and sore feet. N-COUNT -footed She was bare-footed. ...pink-footed geese. COMB in ADJ 2. The foot of something is the part that is farthest from its top. David called to the children from the foot of the stairs... A single word at the foot of a page caught her eye. = bottom ? head, top N-SING: usu the N of n 3. The foot of a bed is the end nearest to the feet of the person lying in it. Friends stood at the foot of the bed, looking at her with serious faces. ? head N-SING: usu the N of n 4. A foot is a unit for measuring length, height, or depth, and is equal to 12 inches or 30.48 centimetres. When you are giving measurements, the form 'foot' is often used as the plural instead of the plural form 'feet'. This beautiful and curiously shaped lake lies at around fifteen thousand feet... He occupies a cell 10 foot long, 6 foot wide and 10 foot high... I have to give my height in feet and inches. N-COUNT: usu num N, oft num N adj 5. A foot brake or foot pump is operated by your foot rather than by your hand. I tried to reach the foot brakes but I couldn't. ADJ: ADJ n 6. A foot patrol or foot soldiers walk rather than travelling in vehicles or on horseback. Paratroopers and foot-soldiers entered the building on the government's behalf. ADJ: ADJ n 7. see also footing 8. If you get cold feet about something, you become nervous or frightened about it because you think it will fail. The Government is getting cold feet about the reforms. PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR about n 9. If you say that someone is finding their feet in a new situation, you mean that they are starting to feel confident and to deal with things successfully. I don't know anyone in England but I am sure I will manage when I find my feet... PHRASE: V inflects 10. If you say that someone has their feet on the ground, you approve of the fact that they have a sensible and practical attitude towards life, and do not have unrealistic ideas. In that respect he needs to keep his feet on the ground and not get carried away... Kevin was always level-headed with both feet on the ground. PHRASE: usu v PHR [approval] 11. If you go somewhere on foot, you walk, rather than using any form of transport. We rowed ashore, then explored the island on foot for the rest of the day. PHRASE 12. If you are on your feet, you are standing up. Everyone was on their feet applauding wildly. PHRASE: usu v-link PHR 13. If you say that someone or something is on their feet again after an illness or difficult period, you mean that they have recovered and are back to normal. He said they all needed to work together to put the country on its feet again. PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v 14. If you say that someone always falls or lands on their feet, you mean that they are always successful or lucky, although they do not seem to achieve this by their own efforts. He has good looks and charm, and always falls on his feet... PHRASE: V inflects 15. If you say that someone has one foot in the grave, you mean that they are very old or very ill and will probably die soon. (INFORMAL) PHRASE: V inflects 16. If you say, in British English, the boot is on the other foot or, mainly in American English, the shoe is on the other foot, you mean that a situation has been reversed completely, so that the person who was in the better position before is now in the worse one. You're not in a position to remove me. The boot is now on the other foot. PHRASE: V inflects 17. If someone puts their foot down, they use their authority in order to stop something happening. He had planned to go skiing on his own in March but his wife had decided to put her foot down. PHRASE: V inflects 18. If someone puts their foot down when they are driving, they drive as fast as they can. I asked the driver to put his foot down for Nagchukha. PHRASE: V inflects 19. If someone puts their foot in it or puts their foot in their mouth, they accidentally do or say something which embarrasses or offends people. (INFORMAL) Our chairman has really put his foot in it, poor man, though he doesn't know it. PHRASE: V inflects 20. If you put your feet up, you relax or have a rest, especially by sitting or lying with your feet supported off the ground. After supper he'd put his feet up and read. It was a pleasant prospect. = rest PHRASE: V inflects 21. If you never put a foot wrong, you never make any mistakes. When he's around, we never put a foot wrong... PHRASE: V inflects, with brd-neg 22. If you say that someone sets foot in a place, you mean that they enter it or reach it, and you are emphasizing the significance of their action. If you say that someone never sets foot in a place, you are emphasizing that they never go there. ...the day the first man set foot on the moon... A little later I left that place and never set foot in Texas again. PHRASE: V inflects, oft with brd-neg [emphasis] 23. If someone has to stand on their own two feet, they have to be independent and manage their lives without help from other people. My father didn't mind whom I married, so long as I could stand on my own two feet and wasn't dependent on my husband. PHRASE: V inflects 24. If you get or rise to your feet, you stand up. Malone got to his feet and followed his superior out of the suite... He sprang to his feet and ran outside. PHRASE: v PHR 25. If someone gets off on the wrong foot in a new situation, they make a bad start by doing something in completely the wrong way. Even though they called the election and had been preparing for it for some time, they got off on the wrong foot. PHRASE: V inflects 26. to foot the bill: see bill foot in the door: see door drag your feet: see drag to vote with your feet: see vote

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

foot (reghel, qarcol (only twice in parallel passages: 2Sa 22:37 = Ps 18:36, where it probably means ankle); pous): The dusty roads of Palestine and other eastern lands make a much greater care of the feet necessary than we are accustomed to bestow upon them. The absence of socks or stockings, the use of sandals and low shoes rather than boots and, to an even greater degree, the frequent habit of walking barefoot make it necessary to wash the feet repeatedly every day. This is always done when entering the house, especially the better upper rooms which are usually carpeted. It is a common dictate of good manners to perform this duty to a visitor, either personally or through a servant; at least water for washing has to be presented (Ge 18:4; Lu 7:44). This has therefore become almost synonymous with the bestowal of hospitality (1Ti 5:10). At an early date this service was considered one of the lowest tasks of servants (1Sa 25:41), probably because the youngest and least trained servants were charged with the task, or because of the idea of defilement connected with the foot. It was, for the same reason, if rendered voluntarily, a service which betokened complete devotion. Jesus taught the greatest lesson of humility by performing this humble service to His disciples (Joh 13:4-15). The undoing of the latchets or leather thongs of the sandals (Mr 1:7; Lu 3:16; Joh 1:27) seems to refer to the same menial duty.

Often the feet and shoes were dusted on the highway, as is being done in the Orient to this day, but if it were done in an ostentatious manner in the presence of a person or a community who had refused hospitality to a stranger, it was understood in the same sense in which the cutting in two of the tablecloth was considered in the days of knighthood: it meant rejection and separation (Mt 10:14; Ac 13:51).

The roads of the desert were not only dusty but rough, and the wanderer was almost sure to ruin his ill-made shoes and wound his weary feet. A special providence of God protected the children of Israel from this experience during the long journey through the wilderness. "Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years" (De 8:4; 29:5).

In the house shoes and sandals were never worn; even the most delicate would put on shoes only when going out (De 28:56). The shoes were left outside of the house or in a vestibule. This was especially done in the house of God and at the time of prayer, for whenever or wherever that might be, the law was: "Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground" (Ex 3:5; Jos 5:15; Ac 7:33). This custom still prevails among the Moslems of our day. Probably it was the idea of defilement through contact with the common ground which gave rise to its moral application by the Preacher, "Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God" (Ec 5:1 (Hebrew 4:17)).

Nakedness of the feet in public, especially among the wealthier classes, who used to wear shoes or sandals, was a token of mourning (Eze 24:17 and probably also Jer 2:25 and Isa 20:2-4). A peculiar ceremony is referred to in De 25:9,10, whereby a brother-in-law, who refused to perform his duty under the Levirate law, was publicly put to shame. "And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed." See also Ru 4:7,8.

Numerous are the phrases in which the word "foot" or "feet" is used in Biblical language. "To cover the feet" (1Sa 24:3) is synonymous with obeying a call of Nature. "To speak with the feet" is expressive of the eloquence of abusive and obscene gesticulation among oriental people, where hands, eyes and feet are able to express much without the use of words (Pr 6:13). "To sit at the feet," means to occupy the place of a learner (De 33:3; Lu 10:39; Ac 22:3). Vanquished enemies had to submit to being trodden upon by the conqueror (a ceremony often represented on Egyptian monuments; Jos 10:24; Ps 8:6; 110:1; compare Isa 49:23). James warns against an undue humiliation of those who join us in the service of God, even though they be poor or mean-looking, by bidding them to take a lowly place at the feet of the richer members of the congregation (Jas 2:3). We read of dying Jacob that "he gathered up his feet into the bed," for he had evidently used his bed as a couch, on which he had been seated while delivering his charge to his several sons (Ge 49:33). "Foot" or "feet" is sometimes used euphemistically for the genitals (De 28:57; Eze 16:25). In De 11:10 an interesting reference is made to some Egyptian mode of irrigating the fields, `the watering with the foot,' which mode would be unnecessary in the promised land of Canaan which "drinketh water of the rain of heaven." It is, however, uncertain whether this refers to the water-wheels worked by a treadmill arrangement or whether reference is made to the many tributary channels, which, according to representations on the Egyptian monuments, intersected the gardens and fields and which could be stopped or opened by placing or removing a piece of sod at the mouth of the channel. This was usually done with the foot. Frequently we find references to the foot in expressions connected with journeyings and pilgrimages, which formed so large a part in the experiences of Israel, e.g. Ps 91:12, "lest thou dash thy foot against a stone"; 94:18, "My foot slippeth"; 121:3, "He will not suffer thy foot to be moved," and many more. Often the reference is to the "walk," i.e. the moral conduct of life (Ps 73:2; Job 23:11; 31:5).

Figurative: In the metaphorical language of Isa 52:7 "the feet" are synonymous with "the coming."

H. L. E. Luering

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Lower extremity, paw (in brutes). 2. Base, bottom, lower part. 3. Twelve inches. 4. (Mil.) Infantry, foot-soldiers. II. v. a. 1. Add a foot of (a stocking, boot, etc.), supply with a foot. 2. Add up (figures), sum up. 3. Pay, stand, settle, discharge (a bill of expenses).

Foolish Dictionary

The understanding of a girl from the west.

Moby Thesaurus

Alexandrine, accent, accentuation, add, amble, ambulate, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, ankle, antispast, arch, arsis, bacchius, ball the jack, barge, barrel, base, baseboard, basement, beat, boltrope, boom, bowl along, breeze, breeze along, brush, bundle, cadence, caesura, canvas, cast, catalexis, chassis, chloriamb, chloriambus, circumambulate, clew, clip, clog, cloth, clubfoot, clump, colon, counterpoint, cretic, cringle, crowd of sail, cut along, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, dado, dance, diaeresis, digit, dimeter, dipody, dochmiac, dog, drag, drift, earing, elegiac, elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, epitrite, extremity, feminine caesura, fetlock, figure, fleet, flit, float, flounce, fly, fly low, foot it, footing, footslog, fore-and-aft sail, forefoot, forepaw, foundation, fox-trot, frame, gather way, ghost, glide, go fast, halt, harefoot, head, heel, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter, hexapody, highball, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hoof, hoof it, hop, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, instep, ionic, jaywalk, jingle, jog, jog on, jolt, jump, keel, leech, leg, leg it, lilt, limp, luff, lumber, lunge, lurch, make headway, make knots, make sternway, make way, masculine caesura, measure, meter, metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metron, mince, molossus, mopboard, mora, movement, muslin, nadir, nip, numbers, outstrip the wind, pace, pad, paddle, paeon, pastern, patte, paw, pedal extremity, pedes, pedestrianize, peg, pentameter, pentapody, perambulate, period, peripateticate, pes, piaffe, piaffer, pied, plain sail, plod, plow the deep, pour it on, prance, press of sail, proceleusmatic, pug, pyrrhic, quantity, rack, rag, reduced sail, reef point, reefed sail, rhythm, ride, ride the sea, rip, roll, run, sail, sashay, saunter, scorch, scud, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shake, shamble, shimmy, shoemold, shoot, shuffle, shuffle along, sidle, single-foot, sizzle, skim, skip, slink, slip, slither, slog, slouch, sole, speed, splayfoot, spondee, sprung rhythm, square sail, stagger, stalk, stamp, step, stomp, storm along, straddle, straggle, stress, stride, stroll, strut, stump, stump it, sum, summate, swagger, sweep, swing, syzygy, tap-dance, tear, tear along, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, thesis, thunder along, tittup, toddle, toe, tootsy, tot, total, tote, totter, traipse, tread, tribrach, trimeter, trip, tripody, triseme, trochee, trotter, trudge, ungula, waddle, wainscot, walk, walk the waters, waltz, wamble, whisk, whiz, wiggle, wobble, zing, zip, zoom


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