footstool

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foot +‎ stool

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footstool (plural footstools)

  1. A low stool for supporting the feet while seated.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 183:
      In Christianity, the world is called the footstool of Christ; in this Sumerian vision, the awakened body would be called the bed of the Queen of Heaven.
  2. (figuratively) Anything trodden upon or treated as subservient.

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