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#775 - 03/20/00 12:39 PM big toe  
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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


#776 - 03/20/00 03:48 PM Re: big toe  
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hallux
I probably should add that the thumb is pollex

#777 - 04/04/00 03:44 AM Re: big toe  
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this too shall pass
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


#778 - 04/04/00 04:41 AM Re: big toe  
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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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