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#775 - 03/20/00 07:39 AM big toe
sachin Offline
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Registered: 03/20/00
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Hello,

I once knew the techical term for big toe, but now have forgotten, please could someone let me know.

Thanks ever so much

sach


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#776 - 03/20/00 10:48 AM Re: big toe
cadaver Offline
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Registered: 03/17/00
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Loc: Ohio USA
hallux
I probably should add that the thumb is pollex

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#777 - 04/03/00 11:44 PM Re: big toe
tsuwm Offline
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as an interesting aside (or not), Thomas Pynchon, in _Mason & Dixon_, writes as follows: "Mr. Warford peers over at his wife, who for the second time tonight desuperpollicates...." -- gives a thumbs down


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#778 - 04/04/00 12:41 AM Re: big toe
Hallyx Offline
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Oh, but I must weigh in on this thread. "Hallux" is, of course, the medical term for the lower proximal phallange. My handle is a creative misspelling.

As a falconer, I chose it to imply the austringer's connotation: the large hind talon of a falcon or hawk--- the one that pierces the heart of her prey.

Hallyx

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