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foot-binding

[foo t-bahyn-ding] /ˈfʊtˌbaɪn dɪŋ/
noun
1.
(formerly in China) the act or practice of tightly binding the feet of infant girls to keep the feet as small as possible.
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  • Similarly, opponents of both dueling and foot-binding spelled out their iniquities.
  • One of his first acts was to abolish the custom of foot-binding.

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