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foot·ling

(fut'ling),
A fetal foot, particularly one that descends into the birth canal in an incomplete breech presentation.
[foot, fr. A. S. fot, + -ling, dim. suffix]

foot·ling

(fut'ling)
A fetal foot, particularly one that descends into the birth canal in an incomplete breech presentation.
[foot, fr. A. S. fot, + -ling, dim. suffix]
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The linguistic and acoustic footling of these two collections thus aims to register in natural plots the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to, giving us in language "the illusion and the disillusion, the precoital and postcoital even, bedded in the same line, and the line playing part of a greater boom-bust cycle of discovered shape." Footle, in this case, becomes not only delightful, but daring, and even true.
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FOOTLE along in fourth gear at around 3000rpm, apply a bit of throttle to overtake lorry - nothing.