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One of the commonest features of occupational customs, found in many trades, which required a newcomer to a firm, or a colleague ending his apprenticeship, to pay for drinks, or an entertainment for the other workers. Usually called ‘paying one's footing’ and sometimes referred to as ‘foot-ale’. See also building trade.Hazlitt, 1905: 242; EDD.

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