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Foot

In accounting, a slang term for adding numbers vertically on a page.
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repeated Miss Garth, when the footman had answered the bell, and had mentioned his master's orders.
She snatched up an empty plate from the table, to represent a sheet of music, held it before her in the established concert-room position, and produced an imitation of the unfortunate singer's grimaces and courtesyings, so accur a tely and quaintly true to the original, that her father roared with laughter; and even the footman (who came in at that moment with the post-bag) rushed out of the room again, and committed the indecorum of echoing his master audibly on the other side of the door.
I shall sit here,' the Footman remarked, `till tomorrow--'
or next day, maybe,' the Footman continued in the same tone, exactly as if nothing had happened.
The footman opened the door and announced Monsieur le Comte de la Fere.
Prince Hippolyte hurriedly put on his cloak, which in the latest fashion reached to his very heels, and, stumbling in it, ran out into the porch following the princess, whom a footman was helping into the carriage.
The footman and post-boy were in a different disposition.
The courier asks if there's an answer," the footman announced.
When I heard her dismiss the footman, I stepped up to him and asked him, what little lady that was?
To the sense of smell the house was like a sort of bottle filled with a strong distillation of Mews; and when the footman opened the door, he seemed to take the stopper out.
Here the footman whose feelings had been hurt on the former occasion, appeared, and crossing to Rokesmith apologetically announced the objectionable Sloppy.
Arriving at the number in Queen Square to which he had been directed, he left off whistling and gave a cheerful knock, which was instantaneously answered by a powdered-headed footman in gorgeous livery, and of symmetrical stature.