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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Foot-pound.
 
The unit of result in estimating work done by machinery. Thus, if we take 1 lb. as the unit of weight and I foot as the unit of distance, a foot-pound would be 1 lb. weight raised 1 foot.   1
 


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