Feet are an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. They are 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. The human foot and ankle is a strong and complex mechanical structure containing more than 26 bones, 33 joints (20 of which are actively articulated), and more than a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 286.
- My feet, they haul me Round the House,
They Hoist me up the Stairs;
I only have to steer them, and
They Ride me Everywheres.
- Gelett Burgess, My Feet.
- And the prettiest foot! Oh, if a man could but fasten his eyes to her feet, as they steal in and out, and play at bo-peep under her petticoats!
- William Congreve, Love for Love, Act I, scene 1.
- It is a suggestive idea to track those worn feet backward through all the paths they have trodden ever since they were the tender and rosy little feet of a baby, and (cold as they now are) were kept warm in his mother's hand.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun (1860), Volume I, Chapter XXI.
- Better a barefoot than none.
- George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum (1651).
- Her pretty feet
Like snails did creep
A little out, and then,
As if they played at bo-peep
Did soon draw in agen.
- Robert Herrick, Upon her Feet.
- Feet that run on willing errands!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Song of Hiawatha (1855), Part X. Hiawatha's Wooing, line 33.
- 'Tis all one as if they should make the Standard for the measure, we call a Foot, a Chancellor's Foot; what an uncertain Measure would this be! one Chancellor has a long Foot, another a short Foot, a Third an indifferent Foot. 'Tis the same thing in the Chancellor's Conscience.
- John Selden, Table Talk, Equity.
- Nay, her foot speaks.
- O, so light a foot
Will ne'er wear out the everlasting flint.
- O happy earth,
Whereon thy innocent feet doe ever tread!
- Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene (1589-96), Book I, Canto X, Stanza 9.
- Her feet beneath her petticoat,
Like little mice, stole in and out,
As if they feared the light:
But oh! she dances such a way!
No sun upon an Easter day
Is half so fine a sight.
- Sir John Suckling, Ballad Upon a Wedding, Stanza 8.
- And feet like sunny gems on an English green.
- Alfred Tennyson, Maud; A Monodrama (1855), Part V, Stanza 2.