from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In fishing, the lead-line or lower line of a net or seine, to which sinkers are attached opposite the cork-line.
- n. In printing, the last line of a page of type, usually blank, or containing only the signature of the sheet at regular intervals, but sometimes having in it the folio or number of the page.
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These trenches were not in one continuous line, but were dug along the waving foot-line of the hills, and so arranged that they flanked one another.
Then they drew both together, with the result that at last the tremendously extensive net was folded longwise right over upon itself, the top-line was drawn right down upon the foot-line, and at last the fish left in the net were completely shut in what seemed like an enormous old-fashioned purse.