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I start my day purring

And end it among the foundations

All in all, this trip will go down in history

The sought solution is a single word.

Elaboration / explanations preferred, as well as some patience since this is my first attempt at a puzzle and it might be terrible.

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You are

a catabasis.

I start my day purring

Cat, as found by Mick O'Hea.

And end it among the foundations

A basis is a foundation.

All in all, this trip will go down in history

A catabasis is a downward trip.

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    $\begingroup$ Well done! I'm glad somebody was able to find it without hints. $\endgroup$ – Mara May 30 '18 at 12:06
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My answer is

Caterpillar

I start my day purring

Cat

And end it among the foundations

Pillar

All in all, this trip will go down in history

I don't know this one...

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  • $\begingroup$ Ooh, nice one! (And thank you for replying) unfortunately it's not the answer. $\endgroup$ – Mara May 30 '18 at 11:35
  • $\begingroup$ Though this answer is already stated as wrong, the trip going down in history could have been explained as (rot13)gur ohggresyl rssrpg $\endgroup$ – Keeta May 30 '18 at 14:28
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Having previously wrongly guessed,

catacombs

I'm editing this to suggest

catafalque

I start my day purring

begins with cat

And end it among the foundations

End up buried after the funeral

All in all, this trip will go down in history

A catafalque is usually used for the lying in state/funeral of a distinguished person, which would be a historically significant event

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    $\begingroup$ Not it, but closer than you might think! (And thank you for answering) $\endgroup$ – Mara May 30 '18 at 10:43
  • $\begingroup$ Changed it a bit, pretty sure it's still wrong though! $\endgroup$ – Mohirl May 30 '18 at 11:23
  • $\begingroup$ That's a gorgeous word, I wish I could upvote your answer twice! ...it's also still not correct. But you're right that the solution is not an everyday word... $\endgroup$ – Mara May 30 '18 at 11:34
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    $\begingroup$ +2 for trying to upvote twice! $\endgroup$ – Chowzen May 30 '18 at 13:27
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Mostly not the answer but will try

Catalog or Catalogue

I start my day purring

Cat

And end it among the foundations

Log, used in foundations

All in all, this trip will go down in history

One of the synonyms of catalog is archive, which is meant to go down in History.

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    $\begingroup$ Ooh, very nice! And also not it. (and thank you) $\endgroup$ – Mara May 30 '18 at 12:05

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