having feet with the toes separately furnished with flaps, as the finfoots and coots.
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Poetic Foot vs. Meter
Poetry has a lot of moving parts. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re starting to explore poetic analysis. Poetic foot and meter are a great place to start. Once you have these basics down, the rest becomes a lot easier. A poetic foot is a unit of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry. Poetic meter refers to the number of feet …
Origin of fin-footed
First recorded in 1640–50
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