Footing course

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(Arch.) one of the courses of masonry at the foot of a wall, broader than the courses above.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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With the footing course down, begin setting stones "one over two, two over one" so that every joint in a course is covered top and bottom by solid rock in courses above and below.