footworn

footworn

(ˈfʊtˌwɔːn)
adj
1. Also: footweary footsore
2. worn away by the feet: a footworn staircase.
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References in classic literature ?
Everywhere in the town were the mold and decay that go with antiquity, and evidence of it; but I do not know that anything else gave us so vivid a sense of the old age of Heilbronn as those footworn grooves in the paving-stones.
Here is the ancient floor, Footworn and hollowed and thin, Here was the former door Where the dead feet walked in.
There is a feeling of weariness created by the slow, march-like prelude, as well as the use of words such as "footworn" and "dead feet." The singer should treat the recitative-like opening section in a staid manner with hushed dynamics.
By one, and one, the bolts full easy slide:--The chains lie silent on the footworn stones;--The key turns, and the door upon its hinges groans.
He'd been pondering how to evict her from the private preserve of his memory as he ambled along the shortcut, a pinche little footworn track that meandered and curled, branching off here and branching off there.