We have already met with a “first-foot” in the polaznik of the southern Slavs on Christmas Day.
It is more lucky to meet a man than a woman as a first-foot.
"I should be the first-foot here, only I'm no use as a qualtagh," said Philip.
He knew her at the first glance—it was the fair stranger—his mother's first-foot!
But our business at present is with the first-foot, and we must hold.
The "first-foot," on receiving his bread and cheese, is expected to return a short distance with the child, to show his good will.
“first-foot” superstitions flourish in the north of England and in Scotland.
The first-foot stamps the "luck" of the house—the good fortune or the evil fortune of its inmates throughout the year!
Does the question of first-foot rest upon the colour of the hair or upon the sex of the person?
The “first-foot” superstition is found in countries as far apart as 324Scotland and Macedonia.