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Foot

In accounting, a slang term for adding numbers vertically on a page.
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Only when footsteps or voices were heard did they look at one another, the princess anxious and inquiring, the nurse encouraging.
The footsteps were incessant, and the hurry of them became more and more rapid.
Are all these footsteps destined to come to all of us, Miss Manette, or are we to divide them among us?
We went on to Cobb's Hole, seeing the footsteps on the sand, as long as the light lasted.
When the footsteps were heard, therefore, between the outer door and the inner one, the whole family rose up, grandmother, children and all, as if about to welcome some one who belonged to them, and whose fate was linked with theirs.
But when posterity should gaze back into the gloom of what was now the present, they would trace the brightness of his footsteps, brightening as meaner glories faded, and confess that a gifted one had passed from his cradle to his tomb with none to recognize him.
Miss Miggs's sense of hearing, however, having as sharp an edge as her temper, and being of the same snappish and suspicious kind, very soon informed her that the footsteps passed her door, and appeared to have some object quite separate and disconnected from herself.
let me look on the footsteps of my child," said Munro, shoving the bushes aside, and bending fondly over the nearly obliterated impression.
In that case we may have to journey by different paths; for here she has not passed, light and little as her footsteps would be.
There were no footsteps to be tracked on such a night--footsteps?
Montgomery followed with stumbling footsteps, his hands in his pockets, his face downcast; he was in a state of muddled sullenness with me on account of the brandy.
At length, about the hour the governor had appointed, footsteps were heard on the stairs.