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  • Still in the van stood Edward the Long, bold and eager; he spoke vaunting words, how that he would not flee a foot-space or turn back, now that his lord lay dead.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • But Halfman, never a one to follow tamely, with an easy stretch of his long limbs, swung himself lightly beside his uncivil companion, and without breathing himself in the least kept steadily a foot-space ahead of him.

    The Lady of Loyalty House A Novel

  • Schwindsucht -- we haven't the word -- he found it pleasant to think of the resistless element which left one hardly a foot-space amidst the yielding sand; of the old beds of lost rivers, surviving now only as deeper channels in the sea; of the remains of a certain ancient town, which within men's memory had lost its few remaining inhabitants, and, with its already empty tombs, dissolved and disappeared in the flood.

    Imaginary Portraits

  • Schwindsucht -- we haven't the word -- he found it pleasant to think of the resistless element which left, one hardly a foot-space amidst the yielding sand; of the old beds of lost rivers, surviving now only as deeper channels in the sea; of the remains of a certain ancient town, which within men's memory had lost its few remaining inhabitants, and, with its already empty tombs, dissolved and disappeared in the flood.

    Imaginary Portraits

  • The rest of the 6,000-square foot-space is divided into individual rooms, like a gallery hung with mannequins (above) and a library lined with asymmetrical shelving.

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  • And in another moment, another fat Mexican in a black suit and a little black hat was lowering himself into Villiers’ foot-space.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • Was the fat fellow free to sit between Villiers’ feet, or was Villiers free to keep his foot-space?

    The Plumed Serpent

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