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Foot

In accounting, a slang term for adding numbers vertically on a page.
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Diomed had taken the cuirass from off the breast of Agastrophus, his heavy helmet also, and the shield from off his shoulders, when Paris drew his bow and let fly an arrow that sped not from his hand in vain, but pierced the flat of Diomed's right foot, going right through it and fixing itself in the ground.
Thus pleasantly conversing on the favorable circumstances of our position as compared with those of past pilgrims and of narrow-minded ones at the present day, we soon found ourselves at the foot of the Hill Difficulty.
Fountains I intend to be of two natures: the one that sprinkleth or spouteth water; the other a fair receipt of water, of some thirty or forty foot square, but without fish, or slime, or mud.
For five days of cold and suffering and privation we traversed the rough and frozen way which lies at the foot of the ice-barrier.
The part of him thus revealed gave David considerable pleasure, but I noticed, as a curious thing, that he seemed to have no interest in the other foot.
Even the Sahara had its oases; but this frightful world gave no indication of containing a square foot of hospitable ground.
Gogoomy made no reply, but, apparently shifting weight, he slid one foot forward.
Not content with this, he broke off a stout branch, and, holding on with one hand and foot, jabbed the infuriated beasts in the sides and whacked them across their noses.
At eleven in the morning they emerged at the foot of the lake.
But his eyes had taken in the shoulder movement of Lerumie that advertised the balancing on one foot while the other foot had kicked.
Another rut saved him, however, tilting the trunk just sufficiently to enable his violent struggling to drag the foot clear.
Horse and spear had been set aside, but on foot, with sword and battle-axe, their broad shields slung in front of them, the chivalry of Spain rushed to the attack.