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foot-binding

[foo t-bahyn-ding]
noun
  1. (formerly in China) the act or practice of tightly binding the feet of infant girls to keep the feet as small as possible.
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  • And they say that one girl out of ten dies of foot-binding or its after-effects.

    The Child in the Midst

    Mary Schauffler Labaree

  • It will put an end to the cruelty and miseries of foot-binding.

    Village Life in China

    Arthur H. Smith

  • But when her father came home he had a long and serious talk with his wife about foot-binding, and off came the bandages again.

  • During her medical course Mary became more strongly impressed than ever before with the evils of foot-binding.

  • Within the last few weeks another edict has gone forth, directed against the practice of foot-binding.

    China and the Chinese

    Herbert Allen Giles