Definitions

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  • n. The breadth of a foot; used as a measure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The breadth of a foot; -- used as a measure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The breadth of the foot; an area as large as the sole of the foot.

Etymologies

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foot +‎ breadth

Examples

  • And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Se'ir; Gen. 36.8 and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore: meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a footbreadth; because I have given mount Se'ir unto Esau for a possession.

    Deuteronomy 2.

  • But fire in this fight I must fear me now, and poisonous breath; so I bring with me breastplate and board. {33c} From the barrow's keeper no footbreadth flee I.

    Beowulf

  • Australia lie solitary beneath the bright cross of the south, a rank and luxuriant herbage cumbered every footbreadth of the dank and steaming soil; and even to distant planets our earth must have shone through the enveloping cloud with a green and delicate ray.

    The Testimony of the Rocks or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed

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