My goodness. When measuring grindstones, a foot is eight inches. This is an old, old, old word (like, grindstone era), with all kinds of Frisian and Gothic relations. Guess what I did for the last ten minutes!

• 1.004 because their feet grow natural leathery soles
• 1.004 the small river that ran at the foot of The Hill.
• 1.063 jumped to their feet,
• 1.068 and found Thorin with his feet on the fender smoking a pipe.
• 1.081 Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.
• 1.096 and put your foot in it.’
• 1.109 “Five feet high the door
• 2.019 and running as fast as his furry feet could carry him down the lane,
• 2.042 not if the whole cavalcade had passed two feet off.
• 2.060 yer nassty little rabbit,” said he looking at the hobbit’s furry feet;
• 2.070 to scramble out of the way of their feet,
• 2.071 But his poor little feet had been very squashed
• 3.001 Already they seemed only a day’s easy journey from the feet of the nearest.
• 3.007 and up to meet the feet of the nearest mountain,
• 3.008 that opened suddenly at their feet,
• 3.024 but you had best get on foot,
• 3.040 beside the plain runes which say ‘five feet high the door
• 4.018 keeping time with the flap of their flat feet on the stone,
• 4.044 Soon they could hear even the flap of the goblin feet,
• 4.044 many many feet which seemed only just round the last corner.
• 5.012 He paddled it with large feet dangling over the side,
• 5.050 But when he put his long webby foot
• 5.073 and slapped his feet on the floor,
• 5.077 and he jumped at once to his feet,
• 5.129 seven feet forward
• 5.130 falling fair on his sturdy feet,
• 6.010 tripped up your feet,
• 6.040 rolled away from their feet;
• 6.043 and feet.
• 6.060 They left guards at the foot of the tree
• 6.064 in the air ten feet,
• 7.010 at the foot of the steps
• 8.001 and the quiet was so deep that their feet seemed to thump along
• 8.018 A couple of feet
• 8.029 Thorin was the only one who had kept his feet
• 8.030 Bombur had only one foot on the land
• 8.033 to their feet
• 8.037 Their feet ruffled
• 8.088 to see a dwarvish foot sticking out
• 8.132 at the feet of the high wooded lands.
• 9.003 till their feet were
• 9.028 and feet too,
• 9.050 and was pushed over into the cold water some feet below.
• 10.001 Under its rocky feet like an inland cliff
• 10.006 whose feet were piled with shingles.
• 10.019 they shouted leaping to their feet
• 10.030 All leaped to their feet.
• 10.034 with hurrying feet.
• 11.006 to the feet of Ravenhill.
• 11.013 there were fewer signs of the dragon’s marauding feet,
• 11.015 At last tired out they rested on the grass at its feet,
• 11.016 and fifty feet
• 11.032 A hole appeared suddenly about three feet from the ground.
• 11.038 A door five feet high
• 12.009 and put your foot right
• 12.033 for them to dare the long way on foot.
• 12.103 Your feet came from the waterside
• 13.019 and drawn his feet towards it.
• 13.019 before his feet
• 13.049 their feet slithered on stones rubbed smooth
• 14.008 and feet were hurrying.
• 14.014 with leaping shadows of dense black at their feet.
• 14.033 and here the Master rose to his feet
• 14.042 and they were forced to go the slower way by foot;
• 16.017 when he missed his footing on a round stone
• 17.028 I will sting your miserable feet.
• 17.048 and in the rocks at its feet,
• 17.048 before the Mountain’s feet
• 17.056 leapt down to the falls’ foot,
• 18.025 but the pursuit was still on foot,
• 18.046 and standing on one foot,
• 19.012 Soft is the grass, and let foot be like feather!
• 19.031 Yet feet that wandering have gone
• 19.035 not even wiping their feet on the mat,

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