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footlight

[foo t-lahyt] /ˈfʊtˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
Usually, footlights. Theater. the lights at the front of a stage that are nearly on a level with the feet of the performers.
2.
the footlights, the stage; acting profession.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; foot + light1
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