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footcloth

[foo t-klawth, -kloth] /ˈfʊtˌklɔθ, -ˈklɒθ/
noun, plural footcloths
[foo t-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈfʊtˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a carpet or rug.
2.
a richly ornamented caparison for a horse, hanging to the ground.
Origin of footcloth
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English. See foot, cloth
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  • The Earl of Northumberland hath a blue coat, broidered with gold, and a footcloth of the same.

    Mistress Margery Emily Sarah Holt
  • An it please your grace, Shall I use my coach, or footcloth mule?

British Dictionary definitions for footcloth

footcloth

/ˈfʊtˌklɒθ/
noun
1.
an obsolete word for caparison (sense 1)
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