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Human foot   /hjˈumən fʊt/   Listen
Human foot

noun
1.
The part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint.  Synonyms: foot, pes.  "Armored from head to foot"






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"Human foot" Quotes from Famous Books



... was grassless, a flooring of grit and loose stone, on which no impression could well be made by human foot. But Copplestone, carefully prospecting around and going a little way up the bank which lay between the tower and the moorland road, suddenly saw something in the black, peat-like earth which attracted his attention and he called to ...
— Scarhaven Keep • J. S. Fletcher

... a lofty mass of rock rising above the bed of the Plym, on the southern edge of Dartmoor. During a deep snow, the traces of a naked human foot and of a cloven hoof were found ascending to the highest point. The valley below is haunted by a black headless dog. Query, is it Dewerstone, Tiwes-tun, or Tiwes-stan?—(Kemble's ...
— Notes and Queries, Issue No. 61, December 28, 1850 • Various

... like that of a human foot, except its being rather longer than common. In that part where the sole may have rested is a small dent, as though a man had stamped vehemently on the soft earth, and the weight of his body had borne principally on that place. The impression is ...
— Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2) • John Roby

... her riding skirt and tossed it aside—it was a heavy handicap to successful travel in the trees. Her boots and stockings followed the skirt, for the bare sole of the human foot does not slip upon dry or even wet bark as does the hard leather of a boot. She would have liked to discard her riding breeches also, but the motherly admonitions of My Dear had convinced Meriem that it was not good form to go naked through ...
— The Son of Tarzan • Edgar Rice Burroughs

... when he wrote the letter referred to. That the girl had something of the feral nature, her wild, lawless rambles in forbidden and blasted regions of The Mountain at all hours, her familiarity with the lonely haunts where any other human foot was so rarely seen, proved clearly enough. But the more he thought of all her strange instincts and modes of being, the more he became convinced that whatever alien impulse swayed her will and modulated or diverted or displaced her ...
— Elsie Venner • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.



Words linked to "Human foot" :   vena metatarsus, intercapitular vein, human being, little toe, sole, great toe, man, arcuate artery, vertebrate foot, splayfoot, pes, instep, toe, calcaneus, arteria arcuata, vena intercapitalis, heel, heelbone, arteria metatarsea, metatarsal artery, flatfoot, pes planus, leg, digital arteries, arteria digitalis, foot, metatarsal vein, pedal extremity, hallux, big toe, homo, human, os tarsi fibulare



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