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footpad

Archaic a robber or highwayman, on foot rather than horseback

footpad

[′fu̇t‚pad]
(aerospace engineering)
A somewhat flat base on the leg of a spacecraft to distribute weight and thereby minimize sinking into a surface.
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Footpad was the first big result to go in favour of the punters, with Ladbrokes reporting the 5-6 favourite was the best-backed horse of the day.
Footpad was the first big result for the punters, with Ladbrokes reporting Willie Mullins' 5-6 favourite Arkle Chase winner as the day's best-backed horse.
Having suffered a short-priced defeat with Getabird in the curtain-raising Supreme Novices' Hurdle, Footpad was the 5-6 favourite to get Mullins and his stable jockey Ruby Walsh off the mark at this year's Festival and it proved to be a fascinating affair.
Saint Calvados could prove a tough rival, but Footpad can have the edge.
Jacob rode the Willie Mullinstrained Footpad to win on his chasing debut in November but stable number one Ruby Walsh would be expected to ride him next week.
Footpad is already our biggest loser at the extravaganza and if he and Getabird get punters off to a flyer in the first two contests, Paddy really will be staring at bookmaking Armageddon.
It is great for them (owners) as Footpad did it well in Ireland and for Simon and Isaac they have got an Arkle horse.
Footpad is a formidable opponent as he showed when he trounced some capable rivals in style at Navan last month.
Broiler, Footpad dermatitis, Chopped wheat straw, Pelleted wheat straw.
Other skin lesions included footpad hyperkeratosis, crusting, depigmentation, and erosions (Figure 2).
James is initially sold to a dancing master but also spends time as a shoe-boy, a servant to a student at the university, and a footpad as part of Jack Darcy's gang.
The Ulterra has built-in iPilot control, as well as remote-operated deployment requiring just a tap of the keypad or footpad to drop or lift the motor.