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great toe

noun, Anatomy.
1. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Oliver was also laid up by freezing his toes,—one great toe so badly frozen that the nail has come off.

    John Brown, Soldier of Fortune Hill Peebles Wilson
  • He was bootless and a great toe protruded from a hole in the point of his sock.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • The feet are clothed in a short sock, with a division at the great toe for the passage of the sandal strap.

    In Eastern Seas J. J. Smith
  • In that on his great toe was a large Rubie of a surprising Lustre.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • In hallux valgus, the metatarso-phalangeal joint of the great toe undergoes changes characteristic of arthritis deformans.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • With the great toe of his bare right foot he pressed the trigger.

    From Place to Place Irvin S. Cobb
  • When the little boy stretched out his hand, he just reached the nail on the Giant's great toe.

    Half-Past Seven Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • He dares not use his wine-cellar, for then his great toe aches.

    Zones of the Spirit August Strindberg
  • The most common and most striking abnormality is that known as “fa′-wĭng”; it is an inturning of the great toe.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • Pratt's coming, and he'll get me right in a day or two—only the great toe.

    Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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