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foot line

noun
1.
Printing. a line at the bottom of a page of type, especially a black line or a line containing the folio.
2.
Curling. foot score.
Origin of foot line
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80
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  • For each throw to or beyond the third line (the twenty-seven or thirty-one foot line) a team scores five points.

  • A decrease in the height of the letters from the top to the foot line is common in early inscriptions (see figs. 203205).

  • In case of a foul, a 15 foot line measured from the pin in the circle is used as a free throw line.

  • When he straightened out on the thousand foot line he leveled his nose northward into a vast encircling movement.

    The Moon Colony William Dixon Bell
  • Of the one hundred and fifty-one cities in Bolivia most every one is above the eleven thousand foot line.

    Birdseye Views of Far Lands James T. Nichols
  • A lariat is a fifty foot line with a running noose at one end and made from the hide of various animals.

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