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FOOTSCRAY

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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 628 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FOOTSCRAY, a city of Bourke county, Victoria, Australia, on the Saltwater river, 4 M. W. of and suburban to Melbourne. Pop. (1901) 18,301. The city has large bluestone quarries from which most of the building stones in Melbourne and the neighbour-hood is obtained; it is also an important manufacturing centre, with numerous sugar-mills, jute factories, soap works, woollen-mills, foundries, chemical works and many other minor industries. FOOT-STALL, a word supposed to be a literal translation of piedestal, or pedestal, the lower part of a pier in architecture (see BASE).
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