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footing (2 only S.)
1. step, tread Mer.V. V. i. 24, Troil. I. iii. 156, Ven. 722; “set ” (i) set foot, enter 2H6 III. ii. 87, H8 III. i. 182; (ii) gain a footing or firm position R2 II. ii. 48, 1H6 III. iii. 64, Troil. II. ii. 155.
2. landing Oth. II. i. 76.
3. dancing Tp. IV. i. 138 “country footing.”
4. footprint Ven. 148 “and yet no footing seen.”
5. surface for the foot, ground to walk on, foothold Wint. III. iii. 114 “there your charity would have lacked ,” John V. i. 66, 1H4 I. iii. 193, R3 I. iv. 17 “Upon the giddy of the hatches,” Troil. III. ii. 75.
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