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club foot

noun, Furniture.
1.
a knoblike foot formed from the end of a cabriole leg as a continuation of its lines: less flat than a pad foot but otherwise similar.
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  • Byron had a club foot in his mind, and so Byron is a by-word.

    The Green Carnation

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • To be beautiful is so difficult, that even Byron had a club foot with all his genius.

    The Green Carnation

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • In regard to feet, the ball-and-claw, and club foot were introduced.

  • Stevens had a club foot, and was compelled to use a cane in walking.

  • Because, after all I find it suits me best to live alone, and then there's my club foot.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • "Make room there," the waiter called to the vagrants, giving the sleeping Jungel a push with his club foot.

    Complete Short Works Georg Ebers
  • He looked everywhere in vain, however, for a man with a club foot and the girl in white and diamonds.

    Mysterious Mr. Sabin E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Say, Bill Evans, maybe you think I don't know that club foot; just come off, now.

    Sawdust & Spangles W. C. Coup
  • The lower one sees the leg losing its cabriole curve, but still rounded and still possessing the club foot.

  • He braced his club foot against the iron bar of the dashboard and gripped the sides of the buggy to steady his feeble body.

    The Clansman Thomas Dixon
British Dictionary definitions for club foot

club foot

noun
1.
a congenital deformity of the foot, esp one in which the foot is twisted so that most of the weight rests on the heel Technical name talipes
2.
a foot so deformed
3.
(nautical) a boom attached to the foot of a jib
Derived Forms
club-footed, adjective
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