footstone
noun Date: 1724 a stone placed at the foot of a grave

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  • Footstone — Foot stone (?; 110), n. The stone at the foot of a grave; opposed to headstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • footstone — [foot′stōn΄] n. a stone put at the foot of a grave …   English World dictionary

  • Footstone — In the United Kingdom a grave usually has a headstone. However if the person was a felon (particularly a murderer) then their grave had a footstone to denote that they were a felon/murderer. Examples of this practice are in the Lucy Keep of… …   Wikipedia

  • footstone — /foot stohn /, n. 1. a stone placed at the foot of a grave. 2. Masonry. a kneeler at the foot of a gable. [1875 80; FOOT + STONE. Cf. HEADSTONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • footstone — noun A gravestone placed at the foot of a grave; typically smaller than a headstone, and frequently resembling a large cobblestone …   Wiktionary

  • footstone — Synonyms and related words: arch, barrow, boundary stone, brass, bust, cairn, cenotaph, column, cornerstone, cromlech, cross, cup, cyclolith, dolmen, first stone, foundation stone, grave, gravestone, headstone, hoarstone, inscription, keystone,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • footstone — foot•stone [[t]ˈfʊtˌstoʊn[/t]] n. a stone set at the foot of a grave • Etymology: 1875 …   From formal English to slang

  • footstone — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a single stone forming a kneeler at the foot of a gable slope to resist the thrust of the coping stones above 2. : a stone placed at the foot of a grave * * * /foot stohn /, n. 1. a stone placed at the foot of a grave. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park — Coordinates: 36°12′15″N 82°39′22″W / 36.20429°N 82.65607°W / 36.20429; 82.65607 Not to be confused with David …   Wikipedia

  • Scipio Africanus (slave) — Scipio Africanus (1702 ndash; 21 December 1720) was a slave born to unknown parents from West Africa. He was named for Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major, the third century BCE Roman general, famous for defeating the Carthaginian military… …   Wikipedia

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