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  • This one is deep, down under layers of calloused big-toe skin.

    Creative Every Day, Part 3 « Looking for Roots

  • Researchers at the University of Manchester believe that the wood-and-leather big-toe, currently in the Cairo Museum, not only improved the aesthetics of the wearer's feet, but also helped her to walk better.

    Prosthetics

  • The separation of big-toe and next-toe-over (pointer toe?) should never occur when in the socked position; it looks creepy and oddly sexual and I won't do it.

    Lindsay Mannering: So Out, It's In: Socks With Sandals

  • People with other special needs include those who are bow-legged or have forefoot varus, in which the big-toe portion of the foot is angled upward, he adds.

    Seeking Foot Support

  • By industriously cracking my big-toe joint, I was enabled to represent at once the presence of a numerous assembly of these worthies.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • I know three officers who lost both big-toe nails after the first test, and another who walked nine miles in practice with a pair of heavy walking shoes that were too small and was laid up for three days¬ócould not come to the office.

    II. The Vigor of Youth

  • I know three officers who lost both big-toe nails after the first test, and another who walked nine miles in practice with a pair of heavy walking shoes that were too small and was laid up for three days -- could not come to the office.

    An Autobiography

  • It will be such a colossal bore having to worry all the other people, also busy collecting themselves, who went up with me in the "bang," by keeping on demanding of them the information, "Excuse me, but have you by any chance seen anything of a big-toe nail knocking about?"

    Over the Fireside with Silent Friends

  • I think I'll tie a string around the necks of the stock and hitch the string to my big-toe to-night.

    The Pony Rider Boys in the Ozarks Or, the Secret of Ruby Mountain

  • When he says that Count D'Ossoli in attempting to model a foot placed the big-toe on the wrong side, he states what is altogether incredible, and discloses his own splenetic humor.

    Sketches from Concord and Appledore

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