Foot

The foot (plural feet) is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion. In many animals with feet, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or more segments or bones, generally including claws or nails.

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Amphibrach
... An amphibrach /ˈæmfibræk/ is a metrical foot used in Latin and Greek prosody ... It is the main foot used in the construction of the limerick, as in "There once was / a girl from / Nantucket." It was also used by the Victorians for narrative poetry, e.g ... the first verse (apart from the first foot of the third line, which is a spondee) It's four in / the morning, / the end of / December I'm writing / you now just / to see if / you're ...
Foot - Culture
... Humans usually wear shoes or similar footwear covering material for protection from hazards when walking outside ... Foot fetishism is the most common form of sexual fetish ...
Lavolta - Description
... steps, and both step with the same foot at the same time ... The turn begins with a small step, springing onto the outside foot and lifting the inside foot forward ... there is a longer step, stepping smoothly onto the inside foot and staying close to the ground ...
Outhaul
... a sailboat, used to extend a sail and control the shape of the curve of the foot of the sail ... The line is pulled taut to the appropriate tension to provide the desired shape to the foot and then secured to a cleat on the boom ... can flatten or fill out the sail, shift the draft forward or aft, change leech and foot tension, and increase or decrease camber ...
East Tennessee State University - Campus Life
... In April 2002, the 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) Basler Center for Physical Activity was opened ... recreational facilities such as an indoor 40-foot (12 m) climbing wall, raquetball and basketball courts, an indoor swimming pool, and a 15,000-square-foot (1,400 ...

Famous quotes containing the word foot:

    Whist Partner: Great Caesar’s Ghost. A woman! In the Club.
    Phileas Fogg: My dear, I must ask you to leave these precincts at once. No woman has ever set foot in the Club.
    Aouda: Why not?
    Phileas Fogg: Because that could spell the end of the British Empire.
    James Poe (1921–1980)

    One key, one solution to the mysteries of the human condition, one solution to the old knots of fate, freedom, and foreknowledge, exists, the propounding, namely, of the double consciousness. A man must ride alternately on the horses of his private and public nature, as the equestrians in the circus throw themselves nimbly from horse to horse, or plant one foot on the back of one, and the other foot on the back of the other.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Let’s take the instant by the forward top;
    For we are old, and on our quick’st decrees
    Th’ inaudible and noiseless foot of time
    Steals ere we can effect them.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)