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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Outhaul
... to extend a sail and control the shape of the curve of the foot of the sail ... tension to provide the desired shape to the foot and then secured to a cleat on the boom ... outhaul can flatten or fill out the sail, shift the draft forward or aft, change leech and foot tension, and increase or decrease camber ...
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 ...
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 ...
East Tennessee State University - Campus Life
... In April 2002, the 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) Basler Center for Physical Activity was opened ... The building contains 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 m2) weight room ...
Lavolta - Description
... side both will do the turn with forward 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word foot:

    In conversation the game is, to say something new with old words. And you shall observe a man of the people picking his way along, step by step, using every time an old boulder, yet never setting his foot on an old place.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    what can I do with this memory?
    Shake the bones out of it?
    Defoliate the smile?
    Stub out the chin with cigarettes?
    Take the face of the man I love
    and squeeze my foot into it....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    A foot can be too long and an inch can be long enough.
    Chinese proverb.