American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See footprint.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mark of a foot; a footprint; track.
- n. footprint (an impression made by a foot)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A footprint; a track or vestige.
- n. a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
“Poitiers, dedicated to the queen of Clothaire I. -- who afterwards took the veil, and was distinguished for her piety -- there is shown on a white marble slab a well-defined footmark, which is called "Le pas de”
“Curious, because, so far as one can trace any footmark in this mud-stained corner, one would say it was a more shapely sole.”
“The only trace was a little footmark under her bedroom window.”
“This is a sad day in talking about democracy, but it's worse as for the footmark we will leave in that part of the world.”
“Like every year that has come before, it has left an indelible mark, a permanent footmark on our perception of reality as we try to comprehend the events that have taken place, and desperately try to organize these events into a scenario that we can understand, one that makes sense.”
“There were trodden places, bent and broken blades of the coarse grass, and ever and again the sufficient intimation of a footmark.”
“‘At our school,’ said A., ‘we had a ghost’s footmark on the staircase.”
“Dr Chinston went to the window and looked out; there were no marks of feet on the flower bed, where it was so soft that anyone standing on it would have left a footmark behind.”
“It pretty nearly pulled all the legs off me, and to this hour I cannot tell you if it is best to put your foot into a footmark — a young pond, I mean — about the size of the bottom of a Madeira work arm-chair, or whether you should poise yourself on the rim of the same, and stride forward to its other bank boldly and hopefully.”
“The Sergeant pointed to the boot in the footmark, without saying”
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