foot-passenger love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who travels on foot; especially, one who pays toll for passing on foot, as over a bridge.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • More than once a heavy truck had crushed a heedless foot-passenger under that arch-way.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • If on a rainy day some foot-passenger takes refuge under the long vault, with projecting lime-washed beams, which leads from the door to the staircase, he will hardly fail to pause and look at the picture presented by the interior of this house.

    The Commission in Lunacy

  • It was the work of a few moments to drag out the man-trap, very gently — that the plate might not be disturbed sufficiently to throw it — to a space between a pair of young oaks which, rooted in contiguity, grew apart upward, forming a V-shaped opening between; and, being backed up by bushes, left this as the only course for a foot-passenger.

    The Woodlanders

  • Two or three carts passed, jingling out to the suburbs; a coughing policeman and a hurrying foot-passenger or two who sang to keep off evil spirits.

    Kim

  • They merely observed that he was short, that he was dressed in black, and that he was a total stranger to them — and continued their homeward walk, without thinking more about the loitering foot-passenger whom they had met on their way back.

    No Name

  • She rose in her seat and called to the driver of a team as they passed it; she tried to get the attention of a solitary foot-passenger, but the car flew too fast, and if the men saw her she was out of their reach before they could answer.

    A Woman for Mayor A Novel of To-day

  • Ahead of them now upon the road there was a single foot-passenger -- a man carrying a heavy basket.

    Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill Or, Jasper Parloe's Secret

  • Therefore she heeded not the dangers of the London streets, but threaded her way along; and if at times she felt afraid of a crossing, or some hurried foot-passenger hustled her roughly, a sweet text, taught by her dearly-loved mother, came to her mind, bringing a feeling of safety along with it.

    Little Pollie Or a Bunch of Violets

  • Up to this time he had held such beings unapproachable, born only to glide about in a splendid carriage with liveried footmen and a laced and bearded coachman, throwing a calm indifferent glance on the humble foot-passenger as he plodded by in a shabby cloak.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847

  • Sneering camels, so bulked out by their burdens that a foot-passenger must shrink against the wall to avoid a bad bruising; well-fed horses, carrying some early-rising Moor of rank on the top of seven saddle-cloths; half-starved donkeys, all sores and bruises; one encountered every variety of Moorish traffic here, and the thoroughfare, that had been deserted a moment before, was soon thronged.

    Morocco

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