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Definition of Headforemost
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Literary usage of Headforemost
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1. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"headforemost, headlong, headstrong. PRE-CISE, ad. Cut, pared, trimmed, in -LY. size or form ; and, cons, exactly, -NESS. accurately fitted or suited ; exact ..."
2. Life of S. Miller Willis: The Fire Baptized Lay Evangelist by W. C. Dunlap (1892)
""TAR BARREL, AND HOW i WENT IN headforemost AND GOT OUT OF IT." "I was lead to talk to several who gave me a cursing, but I remembered what I promised the ..."
3. Webster's Elementary-school Dictionary: Abridged from Webster's New by Noah Webster (1914)
"A fall or plunge headforemost. 2 One that heads nails, rivets, etc. head'flrst' ... headforemost 2. Rashly ; Impetuously.—a. 1. Bash; precipitate. 2. ..."
4. Publications by American Folklore Society (1904)
"brought up with my legs against an old log, which would pitch me headforemost into the brush for nearly a rod. One time as I was running, I came to a gutter ..."
5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1839)
"A second child was very soon born headforemost. Having tied and cut the cord, I commenced frictions upon the abdomen, which were continued a few minutes; ..."
6. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Leon i.e. Alexandre Le'on Valle'e, Léon Vallée, Alois Leonhard Brandl (1899)
"... for the giant, taking him neck and heels, plunged him into the water headforemost, pushing him out of the window as if he had been a plank. ..."