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footpad

Archaic a robber or highwayman, on foot rather than horseback
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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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"This implies that there is a size limit to sticky footpads as an evolutionary solution to climbing - and that turns out to be about the size of a gecko."
Furthermore, skin biopsies were obtained from intact nodules (the owner refused footpad lesions biopsy) along with blood and urine samples for further laboratory workup and serology.
Sharp ice or frozen stones protruding through the snow can cause lacerations on the footpads. Nevertheless, any one of these performance-related injuries could be ameliorated by the timely administration of the appropriate herbal remedy (i.e., arnica for the pain resulting from a soft-tissue injury; Bach Rescue Remedy for Pets to relive stress and anxiety; yarrow to stop bleeding).
Intralesional injections of (+) usnic acid reduced significantly the weight lesions and the parasite loads in BALB/c mice footpads infected with L.
Fissuring in areas of hyperkeratosis, such as footpads and the nasal planum, may also be found (CASE et al., 1998; KWOCHKA, 1993; SCOTT et al., 2001; WHITE, 2000).
Within that ellipse there are variations from machine to machine: Some have footpads that stay almost parallel to the floor, while others articulate or mimic a heel-toe stride.
Applications include accessories for marine and personal watercraft, such as handgrips and footpads; performance enhancements to sporting goods products that improve grip characteristics; consumer personal-care items; and household kitchen utensils.
Fresh tracks with large, rounded footpads reveal the presence of a big cat.
GIBBET HILL ROAD on the edge of Coventry was once the haunt of highwaymen and footpads.
Loboa loboi has never been cultivated in vitro (1,2), although it has been successfully transmitted to armadillos, tortoises, and the footpads of hamsters and mice under experimental conditions (2,6).
Other improvements to the cab include new footpads adjacent to the dash, which provide stability and comfort while working on side slopes, and a new hydraulic lockout valve that prevents inadvertent operation of the work tools.
Equipped with a reflective 9' 6" fiberglass arm, removable legs, and adjustable rubber footpads, it also features a total time and reset counter to track vehicles.