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  • noun Plural form of tenderfoot.


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  • "tenderfeet" -- Monty, Herbert and Leslie; and it had satisfied the jokers that these youngsters "swallered it hull."

    Dorothy on a Ranch

  • In a comparatively short time the two "tenderfeet" were no longer called that.

    The Boy Ranchers or Solving the Mystery at Diamond X

  • Nort and Dick, though "tenderfeet" at the beginning, had quickly fallen into the ways of the west, and in the first volume of this series, "The Boy Ranchers," I was privileged to tell you how they helped solve a mystery that revolved around Diamond X.

    The Boy Ranchers on the Trail

  • Their pale faces told that they were "tenderfeet," and one could see there was a sad lacking of brains all around.

    Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888

  • Almost immediately on their arrival Nort and Dick, who were then rightly classed as "tenderfeet," became involved in a strange mystery.

    The Boy Ranchers in Camp or The Water Fight at Diamond X

  • The next day it still snowed a little at intervals between clouds and sunshine, and all "tenderfeet" were more comfortable indoors.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

  • All this Mrs. Merkel showered on the two "tenderfeet" in a breath, at the same time fairly "shooing" them into the house as a motherly hen might direct her chickens toward the feeding coop.

    The Boy Ranchers or Solving the Mystery at Diamond X

  • How the coffee steamed, the hot bread and meats smoked, and the soup odors tantalized the olfactories of hundreds of "tenderfeet" with their lusty Alaska appetites, which were increased by an open air life such as all in those days were living.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

  • When one day in March, 1883, a striking young Frenchman, who said he was a nobleman, came to Little Missouri with a plan ready-made to build a community there to rival Omaha, and a business that would startle America's foremost financiers, the citizens of the wicked little frontier settlement, who thought that they knew all the possibilities of "tenderfeet" and "pilgrims" and "how-do-you-do-boys," admitted in some bewilderment that they had been mistaken.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • He guided "tenderfeet," charging exorbitant rates; he gambled

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands


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