One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A low stool for resting the feet on when sitting.
- ‘He came and sat on a footstool at her feet, placing his hand over her book so she would look up.’
- ‘He threw himself down in a blue upholstered armchair and dropped his booted feet onto the matching footstool.’
- ‘An armchair, a side-table, and a footstool had all been removed to one of the windows, and had been placed as close as possible to the light.’
- ‘He promptly relaxed in the comfort of the cushioned chair and put his feet unabashedly on the footstool, pleased to be given this privilege.’
- ‘After she had eaten, she rummaged around the room just long enough to find that there were eight chairs, two fairly good-sized tables, three desks, a bed, a bassinet, six footstools, and two armoires in the room.’
- ‘He closed his eyes, stretched his feet onto the footstool and started to drift back to sleep.’
- ‘When I came down the next morning, Verity was sitting in the study, her feet up on a footstool.’
- ‘I'd been sitting in the recliner for about thirty minutes and had been icing the ankle with my foot elevated on a footstool to reduce the swelling, but it really didn't look like much had happened.’
- ‘Bringing her own rocking chair and a footstool so each child had a place to sit, each granny spun a 10-minute tale of her choice before the youngsters swapped places to hear from another storyteller.’
- ‘She gave them both a hug and sat down in a fluffy armchair next to Waldo, putting her feet up on the footstool next to her chair.’
- ‘Put your feet up on a footstool or hassock, or lie on your side.’
- ‘It is the perfect touch for any living area, and you can opt for a model with a recliner and a footstool.’
- ‘Of course, cushy red velvet window-seat banquettes and embroidered footstools don't come cheap.’
- ‘Lying on a couch with pillows under your foot is better than sitting in a chair with your foot on a footstool.’
- ‘The interior is very modern, yet with a home-like feel, with leather armchairs, footstools and tables for food and drink, guaranteed to provide a more comfortable movie experience.’
- ‘She handed Mary a cup, then stretched her legs out, bringing her feet to rest on the matching footstool.’
- ‘The restored figurine was about 15 cm high, a lady sitting in a basket chair with her feet on a footstool.’
- ‘I invited her to sit down and she sat at my feet on a footstool as she for some reason loved to do.’
- ‘Since the recent refit it now has leather armchairs with leather footstools that you can slouch in with tables for food and drink.’
- ‘Fluffed-up pillows, footstools, reclining chairs and welcoming couches go a long way toward reducing the rigors of the day.’
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