from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having palmate feet.
- adj. Having lobate toes, as the coot and grebe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having palmated feet, or feet with toes connected by a membrane; web-footed; palmiped.
- In ornithology, pinnatiped; having pinnate feet, the toes being separately furnished with flaps, as in the grebes, coots, phalaropes, fin-foots, etc.
- In Mollusca, pteropod. Also fin-toed.
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When the sea was a little agitated on the Brazilian coast, we frequently saw the large sea-bladder floating on the surface; here we also caught with our net a new species of small _Hyaloea_, and of the fin-footed _Steira_, which approaches the nearest to the _Limacina_.
Modern seals, sea lions and walruses belong to a group called the pinnipeds, or fin-footed mammals, which are descended from land-living ancestors and evolved flippers in place of limbs as they adapted to water.
Walruses are the only pinniped (fin-footed mammal) that has tusks, which are grotesque elongations of the upper canine teeth.
B kynd 2 yer fin-footed frenz, forra fish may B sumbuddy’s muther…
(13-16) are covered with Crabs of various kinds, including the long-legged spider-crabs, common crabs with oysters growing upon their backs, and fin-footed swimming crabs.
Pinnipeds are fin-footed mammals (from Latin pinna (fin) and ped
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