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
... 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 ... draft forward or aft, change leech and foot tension, and increase or decrease camber ...
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 ...
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 better New ...
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 ...
Lavolta - Description
... while she faces to one 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 ... is a longer step, stepping smoothly onto the inside foot and staying close to the ground ...

Famous quotes containing the word foot:

    The mountain may be approached more easily and directly on horseback and on foot from the northeast side, by the Aroostook road, and the Wassataquoik River; but in that case you see much less of the wilderness, none of the glorious river and lake scenery, and have no experience of the batteau and the boatman’s life.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    There is a distinction to be drawn between true collectors and accumulators. Collectors are discriminating; accumulators act at random. The Collyer brothers, who died among the tons of newspapers and trash with which they filled every cubic foot of their house so that they could scarcely move, were a classic example of accumulators, but there are many of us whose houses are filled with all manner of things that we “can’t bear to throw away.”
    Russell Lynes (1910–1991)

    Few and signally blessed are those whom Jupiter has destined to be cabbage-planters. For they’ve always one foot on the ground and the other not far from it. Anyone is welcome to argue about felicity and supreme happiness. But the man who plants cabbages I now positively declare to be the happiest of mortals.
    François Rabelais (c. 1494–1553)