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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.
I lifted the end of the hatch cover and the canvas-shrouded body slipped feet first into the sea.
Tom and Bud slid feet first into the luggage compartment behind the pilot's seat, closed the door, and stretched out on the floor.
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.
To wash the feet first in eau de Cologne is most refreshing.
With an unceremonious galumph, Ollie landed feet first up to his thighs in a mud hole next to the river.