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OK, you True West experts, aficcionados, fanatics, mavens and historians, here's a new little quiz for you. The winners get a hearty virtual high-five. What is a "foot-pad" in old West parlance?
Usually an urban term for a thief.
Specifically a thief on foot who preys on pedestrians,usually springing from the shadows or from cover.Some also use it for highwaymen.The most notorious of the latter category was Standen D. Lever and one of the most feared street thieves was the notorious Doc Scholl,a remarkably efficient foot pad!
Doc Scholl my foot!
Do you doubt my veracity?His underworld friends used to call him OL' STINKY!I'd sure hate to go toe to toe with such a dangerous character!
I don't doubt your veracity. I'm sure he was everyone's arch enemy.
Careful, Anthony, if you keep aguing with a lady, you'll be known as a heel.
You're the very sole of propriety.
It's nice to see you falling right instep with our merry little band of punsters!
PUNSTERS! Fie! You have a callous disregard for my honor, sir.
Fie!Fie?! Gadzooks and odds fish madamYou're not only employing archaic English but are having an absolute ball with these foot puns and have been hitting the nail on the head!
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