|to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable.|
|chat, to converse|
|1.||Compare calcaneus the back part of the human foot from the instep to the lower part of the ankle|
|2.||the corresponding part in other vertebrates|
|3.||the part of a shoe, stocking, etc, designed to fit the heel|
|4.||the outer part of a shoe underneath the heel|
|5.||the part of the palm of a glove nearest the wrist|
|6.||the lower, end, or back section of something: the heel of a loaf|
|7.||horticulture the small part of the parent plant that remains attached to a young shoot cut for propagation and that ensures more successful rooting|
|a. the bottom of a mast|
|b. the after end of a ship's keel|
|9.||the back part of a golf club head where it bends to join the shaft|
|10.||rugby possession of the ball as obtained from a scrum (esp in the phrase get the heel)|
|11.||slang a contemptible person|
|12.||at one's heels, on one's heels just behind or following closely|
|13.||dig one's heels in See dig in|
|14.||down at heel|
|a. shabby or worn|
|b. slovenly or careless|
|15.||kick one's heels, cool one's heels to wait or be kept waiting|
|16.||rock back on one's heels to astonish or be astonished|
|17.||show a clean pair of heels to run off|
|18.||take to one's heels to run off|
|19.||to heel disciplined or under control, as a dog walking by a person's heel|
|20.||(tr) to repair or replace the heel of (shoes, boots, etc)|
|21.||to perform (a dance) with the heels|
|22.||(tr) golf to strike (the ball) with the heel of the club|
|23.||rugby to kick (the ball) backwards using the sole and heel of the boot|
|24.||to follow at the heels of (a person)|
|25.||(tr) to arm (a gamecock) with spurs|
|26.||(NZ) (tr) (of a cattle dog) to drive (cattle) by biting their heels|
|[Old English hēla; related to Old Norse hǣll, Old Frisian hêl]|
The rounded posterior portion of the foot under and behind the ankle.
A similar anatomical part, such as the rounded base of the palm.
see Achilles' heel; at someone's heels; bring to heel; cool one's heels; dig in (one's heels); drag one's feet (heels); head over heels; kick up one's heels; on the heels of; out at the elbows (heels); set back on one's heels; show one's heels; take to one's heels; to heel; turn on one's heel.
in anatomy, back part of the human foot, below the ankle and behind the arch, and the corresponding part of the foot in other mammals that walk with their heels touching the ground, such as the raccoon and the bear; it corresponds to the point of the hock of hoofed mammals and those that walk on their toes (e.g., horse, dog, cat). The contained tarsal bone, the calcaneus, appears first among the crocodilian reptiles; it was lost in birds by fusion with other tarsals and metatarsals but retained in mammals.
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