from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, same as foot-pad, 3.


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  • It is full of positive thought, and strikes out right and left like a school-boy who must needs relieve his superabundant spirits by pinching his sister's ear, thrusting his fists in his brother's face, kicking aside the foot-cushion, and making a plunge at the cat, while he is performing the simple operation of walking across the room.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866

  • I might perch you up on a foot-cushion to give you a little more altitude.

    Melbourne House

  • Vicky sat enthroned on a white divan, her feet crossed on a gold-embroidered white satin foot-cushion.

    Vicky Van

  • No one was there, not even the presence of a fire, but chair and foot-cushion stood as they had been left two months before; the ashes had not been removed, and the flowers in the vase had faded and dropped with no renewal.

    The Gold of Chickaree

  • But Hazel caught the sound of steps, and started away from her foot-cushion time enough to meet Dr. Arthur midway in the room.

    The Gold of Chickaree

  • She had taken her foot-cushion again, and sat with varying colour and averted eyes, and now and then a "yes" of full intelligence.

    The Gold of Chickaree

  • She brought a foot-cushion to the front of the fire, there where she was in the dining-room; and rested her head upon her hands and thought.

    The Gold of Chickaree

  • Hazel turned away and sat down on her foot-cushion, and buried her face in her hands.

    The Gold of Chickaree

  • Uncle Fountain's factotum got down from the dicky, packed Lucy's imperial on the roof, and slung a box below the dicky; stowed her maid away aft, arranged the foot-cushion and a shawl or two inside, and, half obsequiously, half bumptiously, awaited the descent of his fair charge.

    Love Me Little, Love Me Long


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