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web foot

noun, Furniture.
a pad foot having the appearance of toes joined by a web.
Also called duck foot. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He slipped off the web-feet, and standing gingerly, but blessedly near, made effectual attack.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • Of this principle, the web-feet of some birds, the long legs and neck of the stork, are examples.

  • Gallinace and web-feet present certain birds best known and most useful to us.

  • "No horses are web-footed" denies that the attributes of a horse ever coexist with web-feet.

  • But dry land will not give us your sharp toes to scratch with, any sooner than water will give you web-feet to swim with.

  • Perhaps Shelley got this usage from the Italian: in that language the web-feet of aquatic birds are termed 'palme.'

    Adonais Shelley
  • All sail was set, and the little craft slipped away from the land with the ease of an aquatic bird, that is plying its web-feet.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • After one or two volleys, they fell back behind the protecting 'web-feet.'

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