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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of footer.
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While he fussed and footered, mumbling about taking it on the chin when it went wrong some noticed it early he was merely whistling in the dark, but now everyone can see he just hadn't a clue.
With it, he started digging out the stones stuck in a well, washed them and "footered about with lorries".