from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A foot-stove, hot-water pipe, or other contrivance for warming the feet or keeping them warm.


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  • I feel frumpy, but my husband won't let me use his legs as a foot-warmer.

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  • We also stopped at the Walgreens and Debs showed me these hand and foot-warmer thingies that one puts inside of one's gloves or mittens and inside of one's shoes or boots.

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  • While the McCain campaign hopes to induce cold feet, Gen. Powell represents a useful foot-warmer for Team Obama.

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  • As she uttered this exclamation, the grandmother laid her spectacles on a little work-table, shook her skirts, and clasped her hands on her knees, raised by a foot-warmer, her favorite pedestal.

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  • A foot-warmer, filled with embers from the kitchen fire, which la Grande Nanon contrived to save for them, enabled Madame and Mademoiselle Grandet to bear the chilly mornings and evenings of April and October.

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  • I've got a bed with a faux fur back rest, a velvet comforter, and a feline foot-warmer.

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  • Bishop, foot-warmer, &c. “You are looking much stronger.”

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  • The Bishop had ordered a foot-warmer in the carriage for her.

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  • Separating these, the board and trestles became a counter, the basket supplied the few small lots of fruit and sweets that he offered for sale upon it and became a foot-warmer, the unfolded clothes-horse displayed a choice collection of halfpenny ballads and became a screen, and the stool planted within it became his post for the rest of the day.

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  • “Give me my foot-warmer, my purse and my gloves; and be quick about it,” she said.

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