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  • adv. With the feet preceding the rest of the body.
  • adv. In the manner of a deceased person (i.e., dead).


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  • He arrived there feet first in one of those casual spaceman's somersaults that made an Earthbound mortal sick-physically and mentally with fear-and, looking up, was in time to see a ripple of bright flares along the flanks of the Gershmi light cruiser.

    Behold the Stars

  • I lifted the end of the hatch cover and the canvas-shrouded body slipped feet first into the sea.

    Chapter 39

  • Tom and Bud slid feet first into the luggage compartment behind the pilot's seat, closed the door, and stretched out on the floor.

    I, TOO, DREAM....

  • He inched along feet first — unable to turn — trying to make as little noise as he could, though he was forced to stop once, preventing by sheer force of will the voiding of his stomach — jaw clenched against the rising bile, huffing like a wounded horse through his scarred nasal passages.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • To wash the feet first in eau de Cologne is most refreshing.

    Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

  • With an unceremonious galumph, Ollie landed feet first up to his thighs in a mud hole next to the river.

    The Welkening


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