from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Foot: a humorous imitation of horseback.


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  • Page 272 rail, whereas he took it by stage, horseback, and footback.

    Memorials of a southern planter,

  • Pre-historic Adam was condemned to "Shanks his mare," or to "go on footback," as the Boers have it, and his earliest step was the chariot; for, curious to say, driving amongst most peoples preceded riding, as the row-boat forewent the sailer.

    Arabian nights. English


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