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  • n. Plural form of footpad.

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Examples

  • Only a few streets away, amidst the raucous cries of street hawkers and the incessant thunder of wagons, starving children begged, soldiers mutilated in the recent war drowned their sorrows in gin, and for the sake of a few coins footpads beat their victims senseless up dark alleyways.

    THE TIME QUAKE

  • The country is, perhaps, too thinly inhabited to produce many of that description of thieves termed footpads, or highwaymen.

    Letters on Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

  • These are called footpads, and are the lowest class of English rogues; amongst whom in general there reigns something like some regard to character.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • Lie facedown on a hyperextension bench, tucking your ankles securely under the footpads.

    Body by Design

  • Just step on to the footpads and lean in the direction that you want to go:

    Rolling Skis as a Personal Mobility Device

  • He would go no further than asserting that this is the most elegant computer the company has created, right down to the four rubber footpads that support it.

    The Passion of Steve Jobs - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Night was falling, and London was notorious for its footpads.

    A Hellion in Her Bed

  • All she could see in her mind was George being accosted by footpads, robbed and beaten, and left to die in some alley.

    A Hellion in Her Bed

  • If, in 1950, there were 150,000,000 people in the U.S. plus or minus a few, and say, 1% of them were bad guys, then that works out to a million and a half cutpurses, footpads, and ne'er-do-wells.

    Numbers

  • Snaugenhutt's thick, horny footpads were not troubled by the crumbly rock underfoot, and his passengers were as feathers to him.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

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