from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A race run by persons on foot.


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  • The trouble was over in an amazingly short time, for from the judges 'stand beside the track the announcer was bellowing the start of the boys' foot-race; and Bert, disappointed, joined


  • For those not familiar with this event, Bay to Breakers is an annual foot-race which takes place in San Francisco, California.

    Tamie Adaya: Bay to Breakers: A Great Day for the Race... The Human Race

  • Po lil tink-tink.. β€œthe last place you want to be in a foot-race is behind the man wit no foots!”

    Sexy amputee Runner | My[confined]Space

  • They had already completed the chariot-race, and the foot-race of the pentathlon. 733 The competitors entitled to enter for the wrestling match had left the racecourse, and were getting through their bouts in the space between the racecourse and the great altar.


  • On the way out of the theater, Jym declared a foot-race to see who could get back to LiveJournal fastest and make fun of this flick ... but then he changed his mind.

    Alone in the Dark

  • Achilles institutes the funeral games: the chariot-race, the fight of the caestus, the wrestling, the foot-race, the single combat, the discus, the shooting with arrows, the darting the javelin: the various descriptions of which, and the various success of the several antagonists, make the greatest part of the book.

    The Iliad of Homer

  • The Cimmerian, already winded from the foot-race, knew he would be skewered if he let his concentration slip for even a moment.

    Conan The Hunter

  • I don't even know who won the foot-race β€” four years to the next, and by then one may be dead ...

    The Praise Singer

  • That sky was bluest when I could beat my mates at examination-time, or beat them at a foot-race, or even beat their stringy heads.

    Strivings of the Negro People

  • While they cleared the track for the foot-race, we slipped up into the woods; then skirted the hillside till we struck the footpath the girls had used to the beach.

    The Bull From The Sea


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