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  • n. Plural form of footwarmer.


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  • When one or more of these dogs was not needed as a source of power, Turnspit dogs were often taken to church, where their job was to serve as footwarmers.

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  • Charcoal footwarmers sat under desks, and those all-important fingers kept warm and supple with metal handwarmers on each desk.

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  • The general commanding at the autumn manoeuvres might, perhaps, be in urgent need of footwarmers for the regiments under his charge; but, he couldn't get them, as no permanent clerk would be at the War Office to countersign his order!

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  • Everything went all right until this morning; we left Versailles at dawn -- how they were ever ready I don't know, considering the tremendous lot of wraps and pillows and footwarmers and heaven knows what they have; -- besides Uncle John saying all the time it is their second honeymoon.

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  • The two girls, having stood on Mrs. Gunn's footwarmers, been vigorously towelled to restore their circulation and ordered to change their dress quickly to avoid chills, were then advised by Mrs. Gunn to take gentle exercise and the prescribed cup of tea which all Sanditon seemed determined to recommend to everyone else.


  • By the end of the 19th century, footwarmers were primarily used in sleighs and carriages until the advent of the automobile


  • Women and children would carry footwarmers to church or inside a carriage.


  • Prepared for the bitter temperatures, Keisha bundled up her brood with "trenchcoats, handwarmers, footwarmers, hats, gloves, scarves, and Thermacares (Yes, I wrapped their bodies in heated pads used for back pain).

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