Agricultural and pastoral industries gradually gained footholds here and there, and in time became important, but mining continued far in advance until near the end of the 19th century.
The implication opens the door to small businesses eager to establish or strengthen market footholds in China.
She was closer to the top than to the waves, but the cliff had too few hand and footholds for her to try to climb.
His rain coat flipped in the breeze, exposing rippling muscles in his thighs as the square toed boots sought and found solid footholds in the wet rock.
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