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1. A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.

2. A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.

3. Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his masters carriage; a runner.

4. A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.

5. (Science: zoology) a moth of the family Lithosidae; so called from its livery-like colours.