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foot rail

noun, Furniture.
a stretcher connecting the legs of a piece of furniture, as a chair or table, upon which the feet may be rested.
Origin of foot rail
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And then he hitched it to the foot-rail where I couldn't help seeing it every time I looked that way.

    Heart of Gold Ruth Alberta Brown
  • The boy flung himself on the bed with his back against the foot-rail.

    The Triumph of John Kars Ridgwell Cullum
  • Rachel, 83 not having used the foot-rail and not expecting any catapulting, went headlong over the old dashboard.

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Peter interlaced his fingers round one knee and settled himself comfortably against the foot-rail.

    The Arrival of Jimpson Ralph Henry Barbour
  • He was the man who flung himself upon the foot-rail of that plunging engine.

    One of My Sons Anna Katharine Green
  • The tall man climbed on the foot-rail and leaned hazardously forward.

  • From the knee down, the leg should be but slightly bent, with the feet together and resting against the foot-rail.

    How Women Should Ride C. De Hurst
  • He sat down on the edge of the bed, crossed his arms along the foot-rail, and rested his forehead upon them.

    The Gadfly E. L. Voynich
  • Had he not had his feet braced against the foot-rail in front, he would have fallen forward.

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • It disclosed, almost directly under the foot-rail of the bed, the coils of a large serpent—the points of light were its eyes!

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