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1. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Foot \Foot\ (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. Feet (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot,
   pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG.
   fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth.
   f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy`s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step,
   pace measure of a foot, feta to step, find one's way.
   [root]77, 250. Cf. Antipodes, Cap-a-pie, Expedient,
   Fet to fetch, Fetlock, Fetter, Pawn a piece in chess,
   1. (Anat.) The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal;
      esp., the part below the ankle or wrist; that part of an
      animal upon which it rests when standing, or moves. See
      Manus, and Pes.
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   2. (Zool.) The muscular locomotive organ of a mollusk. It is
      a median organ arising from the ventral region of body,
      often in the form of a flat disk, as in snails. See
      Illust. of Buccinum.
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   3. That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as,
      the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.
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   4. The lowest part or base; the ground part; the bottom, as
      of a mountain, column, or page; also, the last of a row or
      series; the end or extremity, esp. if associated with
      inferiority; as, the foot of a hill; the foot of the
      procession; the foot of a class; the foot of the bed;; the
      foot of the page.
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            And now at foot
            Of heaven's ascent they lift their feet. --Milton.
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   5. Fundamental principle; basis; plan; -- used only in the
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            Answer directly upon the foot of dry reason.
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   6. Recognized condition; rank; footing; -- used only in the
      singular. [R.]
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            As to his being on the foot of a servant. --Walpole.
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   7. A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third
      of a yard. See Yard.
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   Note: This measure is supposed to be taken from the length of
         a man's foot. It differs in length in different
         countries. In the United States and in England it is
         304.8 millimeters.
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   8. (Mil.) Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry,
      usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the
      cavalry. "Both horse and foot." --Milton.
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   9. (Pros.) A combination of syllables consisting a metrical
      element of a verse, the syllables being formerly
      distinguished by their quantity or length, but in modern
      poetry by the accent.
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   10. (Naut.) The lower edge of a sail.
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   Note: Foot is often used adjectively, signifying of or
         pertaining to a foot or the feet, or to the base or
         lower part. It is also much used as the first of
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   Foot artillery. (Mil.)
       (a) Artillery soldiers serving in foot.
       (b) Heavy artillery. --Farrow.

   Foot bank (Fort.), a raised way within a parapet.

   Foot barracks (Mil.), barracks for infantery.

   Foot bellows, a bellows worked by a treadle. --Knight.

   Foot company (Mil.), a company of infantry. --Milton.

   Foot gear, covering for the feet, as stocking, shoes, or

   Foot hammer (Mach.), a small tilt hammer moved by a

   Foot iron.
       (a) The step of a carriage.
       (b) A fetter.

   Foot jaw. (Zool.) See Maxilliped.

   Foot key (Mus.), an organ pedal.

   Foot level (Gunnery), a form of level used in giving any
      proposed angle of elevation to a piece of ordnance.

   Foot mantle, a long garment to protect the dress in riding;
      a riding skirt. [Obs.]

   Foot page, an errand boy; an attendant. [Obs.]

   Foot passenger, one who passes on foot, as over a road or

   Foot pavement, a paved way for foot passengers; a footway;
      a trottoir.

   Foot poet, an inferior poet; a poetaster. [R.] --Dryden.

   Foot post.
       (a) A letter carrier who travels on foot.
       (b) A mail delivery by means of such carriers.

   Fot pound, & Foot poundal. (Mech.) See Foot pound and
      Foot poundal, in the Vocabulary.

   Foot press (Mach.), a cutting, embossing, or printing
      press, moved by a treadle.

   Foot race, a race run by persons on foot. --Cowper.

   Foot rail, a railroad rail, with a wide flat flange on the
      lower side.

   Foot rot, an ulcer in the feet of sheep; claw sickness.

   Foot rule, a rule or measure twelve inches long.

   Foot screw, an adjusting screw which forms a foot, and
      serves to give a machine or table a level standing on an
      uneven place.

   Foot secretion. (Zool.) See Sclerobase.

   Foot soldier, a soldier who serves on foot.

   Foot stick (Printing), a beveled piece of furniture placed
      against the foot of the page, to hold the type in place.

   Foot stove, a small box, with an iron pan, to hold hot
      coals for warming the feet.

   Foot tubercle. (Zool.) See Parapodium.

   Foot valve (Steam Engine), the valve that opens to the air
      pump from the condenser.

   Foot vise, a kind of vise the jaws of which are operated by
      a treadle.

   Foot waling (Naut.), the inside planks or lining of a
      vessel over the floor timbers. --Totten.

   Foot wall (Mining), the under wall of an inclosed vein.
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   By foot, or On foot, by walking; as, to pass a stream on

   Cubic foot. See under Cubic.

   Foot and mouth disease, a contagious disease (Eczema
      epizo["o]tica) of cattle, sheep, swine, etc.,
      characterized by the formation of vesicles and ulcers in
      the mouth and about the hoofs.

   Foot of the fine (Law), the concluding portion of an
      acknowledgment in court by which, formerly, the title of
      land was conveyed. See Fine of land, under Fine, n.;
      also Chirograph. (b).

   Square foot. See under Square.

   To be on foot, to be in motion, action, or process of

   To keep the foot (Script.), to preserve decorum. "Keep thy
      foot when thou goest to the house of God." --Eccl. v. 1.

   To put one's foot down, to take a resolute stand; to be
      determined. [Colloq.]

   To put the best foot foremost, to make a good appearance;
      to do one's best. [Colloq.]

   To set on foot, to put in motion; to originate; as, to set
      on foot a subscription.

   To put one on his feet, or set one on his feet, to put
      one in a position to go on; to assist to start.

   Under foot.
       (a) Under the feet; (Fig.) at one's mercy; as, to trample
           under foot. --Gibbon.
       (b) Below par. [Obs.] "They would be forced to sell . . .
           far under foot." --Bacon.
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2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
To \To\ (?, emphatic or alone, ?, obscure or unemphatic), prep.
   [AS. t[=o]; akin to OS. & OFries. t[=o], D. toe, G. zu, OHG.
   zuo, zua, z[=o], Russ. do, Ir. & Gael. do, OL. -do, -du, as
   in endo, indu, in, Gr. ?, as in ? homeward. [root]200. Cf.
   Too, Tatoo a beat of drums.]
   1. The preposition to primarily indicates approach and
      arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing
      and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency
      without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from.
      "To Canterbury they wend." --Chaucer.
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            Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg.   --Shak.
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            So to the sylvan lodge
            They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled.
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            I'll to him again, . . .
            He'll tell me all his purpose.
            She stretched her arms to heaven.     --Dryden.
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   2. Hence, it indicates motion, course, or tendency toward a
      time, a state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of
      being regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement, or
      action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to wealth
      and honor.
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   Note: Formerly, by omission of the verb denoting motion, to
         sometimes followed a form of be, with the sense of at,
         or in. "When the sun was [gone or declined] to rest."
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   3. In a very general way, and with innumerable varieties of
      application, to connects transitive verbs with their
      remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns, and
      neuter or passive verbs with a following noun which limits
      their action. Its sphere verges upon that of for, but it
      contains less the idea of design or appropriation; as,
      these remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us
      keep this seat to ourselves; a substance sweet to the
      taste; an event painful to the mind; duty to God and to
      our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor.
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            Marks and points out each man of us to slaughter.
                                                  --B. Jonson.
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            Whilst they, distilled
            Almost to jelly with the act of fear,
            Stand dumb and speak not to him.      --Shak.
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            Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
            and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance
            patience; and to patience godliness; and to
            godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly
            kindness charity.                     --2 Pet. i.
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            I have a king's oath to the contrary. --Shak.
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            Numbers were crowded to death.        --Clarendon.
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            Fate and the dooming gods are deaf to tears.
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            Go, buckle to the law.                --Dryden.
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   4. As sign of the infinitive, to had originally the use of
      last defined, governing the infinitive as a verbal noun,
      and connecting it as indirect object with a preceding verb
      or adjective; thus, ready to go, i.e., ready unto going;
      good to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do my utmost to lead
      my life pleasantly. But it has come to be the almost
      constant prefix to the infinitive, even in situations
      where it has no prepositional meaning, as where the
      infinitive is direct object or subject; thus, I love to
      learn, i.e., I love learning; to die for one's country is
      noble, i.e., the dying for one's country. Where the
      infinitive denotes the design or purpose, good usage
      formerly allowed the prefixing of for to the to; as, what
      went ye out for see? (--Matt. xi. 8).
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            Then longen folk to go on pilgrimages,
            And palmers for to seeken strange stranders.
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   Note: Such usage is now obsolete or illiterate. In colloquial
         usage, to often stands for, and supplies, an infinitive
         already mentioned; thus, he commands me to go with him,
         but I do not wish to.
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   5. In many phrases, and in connection with many other words,
      to has a pregnant meaning, or is used elliptically. Thus,
      it denotes or implies:
      (a) Extent; limit; degree of comprehension; inclusion as
          far as; as, they met us to the number of three
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                We ready are to try our fortunes
                To the last man.                  --Shak.
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                Few of the Esquimaux can count to ten. --Quant.
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      (b) Effect; end; consequence; as, the prince was flattered
          to his ruin; he engaged in a war to his cost; violent
          factions exist to the prejudice of the state.
      (c) Apposition; connection; antithesis; opposition; as,
          they engaged hand to hand.
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                Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then
                face to face.                     --1 Cor. xiii.
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      (d) Accord; adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste;
          she has a husband to her mind.
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                He to God's image, she to his was made.
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      (e) Comparison; as, three is to nine as nine is to
          twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you will offend
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                All that they did was piety to this. --B.
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      (f) Addition; union; accumulation.
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                Wisdom he has, and to his wisdom, courage.
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      (g) Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar; they danced
          to the music of a piano.
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                Anon they move
                In perfect phalanx to the Dorian mood
                Of flutes and soft recorders.     --Milton.
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      (h) Character; condition of being; purpose subserved or
          office filled. [In this sense archaic] "I have a king
          here to my flatterer." --Shak.
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                Made his masters and others . . . to consider
                him to a little wonder.           --Walton.
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   Note: To in to-day, to-night, and to-morrow has the sense or
         force of for or on; for, or on, (this) day, for, or on,
         (this) night, for, or on, (the) morrow. To-day,
         to-night, to-morrow may be considered as compounds, and
         usually as adverbs; but they are sometimes used as
         nouns; as, to-day is ours.
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               To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow;
               Creeps in this petty pace from day to day.
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   To and again, to and fro. [R.]

   To and fro, forward and back. In this phrase, to is
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            There was great showing both to and fro. --Chaucer.
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   To-and-fro, a pacing backward and forward; as, to commence
      a to-and-fro. --Tennyson.

   To the face, in front of; in behind; hence, in the presence

   To wit, to know; namely. See Wit, v. i.
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   Note: To, without an object expressed, is used adverbially;
         as, put to the door, i. e., put the door to its frame,
         close it; and in the nautical expressions, to heave to,
         to come to, meaning to a certain position. To, like on,
         is sometimes used as a command, forward, set to. "To,
         Achilles! to, Ajax! to!" --Shak.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
To- \To-\ (?, see To, prep.), [AS. to- asunder; akin to G.
   zer-, and perhaps to L. dis-, or Gr. ?.]
   An obsolete intensive prefix used in the formation of
   compound verbs; as in to-beat, to-break, to-hew, to-rend,
   to-tear. See these words in the Vocabulary. See the Note on
   All to, or All-to, under All, adv.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Constable \Con"sta*ble\ (k[o^]n"st[.a]*b'l or
   k[u^]n"st[.a]*b'l), n. [OE. conestable, constable, a
   constable (in sense 1), OF. conestable, F. conn['e]table, LL.
   conestabulus, constabularius, comes stabuli, orig., count of
   the stable, master of the horse, equerry; comes count (L.
   companion) + L. stabulum stable. See Count a nobleman, and
   1. A high officer in the monarchical establishments of the
      Middle Ages.
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   Note: The constable of France was the first officer of the
         crown, and had the chief command of the army. It was
         also his duty to regulate all matters of chivalry. The
         office was suppressed in 1627. The constable, or lord
         high constable, of England, was one of the highest
         officers of the crown, commander in chief of the
         forces, and keeper of the peace of the nation. He also
         had judicial cognizance of many important matters. The
         office was as early as the Conquest, but has been
         disused (except on great and solemn occasions), since
         the attainder of Stafford, duke of Buckingham, in the
         reign of Henry VIII.
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   2. (Law) An officer of the peace having power as a
      conservator of the public peace, and bound to execute the
      warrants of judicial officers. --Bouvier.
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   Note: In England, at the present time, the constable is a
         conservator of the peace within his district, and is
         also charged by various statutes with other duties,
         such as serving summons, precepts, warrants, etc. In
         the United States, constables are town or city officers
         of the peace, with powers similar to those of the
         constables of England. In addition to their duties as
         conservators of the peace, they are invested with
         others by statute, such as to execute civil as well as
         criminal process in certain cases, to attend courts,
         keep juries, etc. In some cities, there are officers
         called high constables, who act as chiefs of the
         constabulary or police force. In other cities the title
         of constable, as well as the office, is merged in that
         of the police officer.
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   High constable, a constable having certain duties and
      powers within a hundred. [Eng.]

   Petty constable, a conservator of the peace within a parish
      or tithing; a tithingman. [Eng.]

   Special constable, a person appointed to act as constable
      of special occasions.

   To overrun the constable, or outrun the constable, to
      spend more than one's income; to get into debt. [Colloq.]
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