The footmen drew back the chairs and pushed them up again.
In 1726 Defoe published a curious and amusing little pamphlet entitled Everybody's Business is Nobody's Business, or Private Abuses Public Grievances, exemplified in the Pride, Insolence, and Exorbitant Wages of our Women-Servants, Footmen, &c. This subject was a favourite one with him, and in the pamphlet he showed the immaturity of his political views by advocating legislative interference in these matters.
Randolph advanced with his footmen against the English horse, who unwarily accepted his challenge and were defeated by his spearmen.
She must have two footmen behind her carriage, and very big ones.
It stopped, and two footmen went to the doors while two others opened the trunk.