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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Other articles related to "foot":

Outhaul
... the running rigging of a sailboat, used to extend a sail and control the shape of the curve of the foot of the sail ... taut to the appropriate tension to provide the desired shape to the foot and then secured to a cleat on the boom ... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
Lavolta - Description
... turn with forward steps, and both step with the same foot at the same time ... begins with a small step, springing onto the outside foot and lifting the inside foot forward ... step, stepping smoothly onto the inside foot and staying close to the ground ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word foot:

    That’s life. Whichever way you turn, fate sticks out a foot to trip you.
    Martin Goldsmith, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Al Roberts (Tom Neal)

    One foot in each great ocean
    Is a record stride or stretch.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    As an example of just how useless these philosophers are for any practice in life there is Socrates himself, the one and only wise man, according to the Delphic Oracle. Whenever he tried to do anything in public he had to break off amid general laughter. While he was philosophizing about clouds and ideas, measuring a flea’s foot and marveling at a midge’s humming, he learned nothing about the affairs of ordinary life.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)