hallux (HAL-uhks) noun, plural halluces (HAL-yuh-seez)
Big toe. More generally, the innermost digit on the hind foot of animals.
It is usually backward-directed in birds.
[From Late Latin hallux, from Latin hallus, similar to pollex, thumb.]
"Where in the human body would you find the hallux?"
Roger Perkins, The Quiz, The Daily Telegraph (UK), Dec 27, 1997.
This week's theme: words to describe odds and ends.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to
bruise than polish. -Anne Bradstreet, poet (1612-1672)