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Clubfoot  n.  (Med.) A short, variously distorted foot; also, the deformity, usually congenital, which such a foot exhibits; talipes.

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"Clubfoot" Quotes from Famous Books

... every leaf the "earnest" sage may scan, Portentous bore! their "many-sided" man,— A weak eclectic, groping vague and dim, Whose every angle is a half-starved whim, Blind as a mole and curious as a lynx, Who rides a beetle, which he calls a "Sphinx." And oh, what questions asked in clubfoot rhyme Of Earth the ...
— The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Complete • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

... some came under my notice in nearly every camp I entered. Deformities of the spine were common, such as displacement of the shoulder-blades; and I saw during my stay in Tibet many cases of actually humpbacked people. There were frequent cases, too, of crookedness of the legs, and clubfoot was not rare, while one constantly met with webbed fingers and supernumerary fingers and toes, as well as the absence of one or more of them. Malformations of the skull, such as the two sides being of marked unequal shape or an abnormal distance between the eye sockets, were the ...
— In the Forbidden Land • Arnold Henry Savage Landor

Words linked to "Clubfoot" :   talipes calcaneus, talipes equinus, malformation, misshapenness

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