Definition of Footcloths

1. Noun. (plural of footcloth) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Footcloths

1. footcloth [n] - See also: footcloth

Lexicographical Neighbors of Footcloths

footbeds
footbinding
footboard
footboards
footbone
footbones
footboy
footboys
footbrake
footbreadth
footbridge
footbridges
footcandle
footcare
footcloth
footcloths (current term)
footdragger
footdraggers
footdragging
footdraggings
footed
footedness
footer
footered
footering
footers
footfall
footfalls
footfault
footfaulted

Literary usage of Footcloths

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Memorials of the English Affairs from the Beginning of the Reign of Charles by Bulstrode Whitlocke (1853)
"After this chariot followed six more of the musicians on horseback, with footcloths habited and attended with torches, as the former were. ..."

2. Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity by Society of Antiquaries of London (1846)
"... sheets, footcloths for the King's feet, candles for the workmen employed in making these garments, one hundred and ten urinals bought at different times ..."

3. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1880)
"... amongst all those huffing cardinals, swelling bishops that flourished in his time, and rode on footcloths. It is not honesty, learning, worth, wisdom, ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"Fear not—such footcloths and all gauds apart, Loud from the trump of Fame my name is blown ; Best gift of heaven it is, in glory's hour, To think thereon ..."

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