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  • n. The characteristic of being footsore.


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footsore +‎ -ness


  • Nobody grumbled, for the conditions experienced were normal, but this march with its daily moves involved toil and much footsoreness on the part of the men, and for the officers much hard work after the men were in, and many wakings-up in the night to receive belated orders for the morrow.

    The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

  • His instructions were to wait there, picking up in the meantime such of the sailor party as lagged behind from footsoreness or fatigue, till joined by Lieut. Birchall and the other gang, when the two were to unite forces and press the main body.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • In those six days of marching they suffered terribly from cold, rain, and footsoreness.

    The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad

  • By this I meant, whether for all this footsoreness, this thirst and this exertion, I would be rewarded by proportional pleasure.

    The Bride of Dreams

  • After my first night under the stars -- wondrous night of wakefulness and hopeful music, throughout which I lay entranced at the foot of a wooded hill and was never for a moment uncompanioned by nightingale, cicala and firefly -- I began to suffer from footsoreness, a bodily affliction against which romance, that certain salve for the maladies of the soul, is no remedy, or very little.

    The Fool Errant

  • There are many reasons why a pad might be used on your horse, but if footsoreness and "ouchiness" from hard ground are your problems, think about which pad you will use, and talk it over with your farrier. News


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