Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Measuring three feet: as, a three-foot rule.
  • Having three feet; three-footed.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • When he emerged from the fast food place, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a news release they ordered him to drop what they described as a three-foot metal bar.

    NYDN Rss

  • Sarah Palin said as she rode a bus emblazoned with her name in three-foot letters.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post

  • Along each of the 86 cables are strung 60 three-foot spherical detectors, called digital optical modules or DOMs. These glass-covered orbs are designed to find evidence of neutrinos - particles formed in the hearts of stars that are so small they pass right through the Earth and our bodies without hitting molecules or other matter.

    IceCube opens up a window on energy in the universe

  • She stood up, wobbled against the couch, and crossed the room to a three-foot high pile of dirties, plucked one of Burt's work socks from the bottom.

    An Old Story But New For Cora

  • After making an emergency descent from 36,000 feet, the plane landed with a roughly three-foot hole in the aluminum skin between the top of its fuselage and the upper supports for several passenger windows.

    Southwest Jet's Skin Rupture Sparks Probe

  • That is why he was crunching through six miles of ankle-deep snow in the woods recently, lugging a three-foot, 50-pound length of solid oak.

    Maryland man prepares to take on the Death Race

  • The pale and youthful father of a family, with the face of Shelley, who wrote vaudeville turns for a living and blank verse tragedies and sonnet cycles for the despair of managers and publishers, hid himself in a concrete cell with three-foot walls, so piped, that, by turning a lever, the whole structure spouted water upon the impending intruder.

    CHAPTER IX

  • When the Yukon shut up shop and went to sleep under a three-foot ice-sheet, this peripatetic couple found themselves at the Five Finger Rapids, with the City of Gold still a journey of many sleeps to the north.

    The Priestly Prerogative

  • She emerged below him at the rugged rim of the torrent, dropped the horse down a three-foot wall, and halted to study the crossing.

    Jack London's Story - Moon Face: Planchette pg 3 of 3

  • When the Yukon shut up shop and went to sleep under a three-foot ice-sheet, this peripatetic couple found themselves at the Five Finger Rapids, with the City of Gold still

    THE PRIESTLY PREROGATIVE

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