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  • All knowes there one another by their march, for each hath his proper steps, some upon their toes, some on their heele, which is natural to them, for when they are infants the mother wrapeth them to their mode.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • First, an intollerable fright, to be detected with a iealious rotten Bell-weather: Next to be compass'd like a good Bilbo in the circumference of a Pec ke, hilt to point, heele to head.

    Why was Hillary booed twice in New Hampshire?

  • Hee threw the stone, and hit him shrewdly on the heele therewith; but all was one to Calandrino, whatsoever they saide, or did, as thus they still followed after him.

    The Decameron

  • It is in vaine to tarry any longer heere: but I solemnly protest, Calandrino shall no more make an Asse of me: and were I now as neere him, as not long since I was, I would give him such a remembrance on the heele with this Flint stone, as should sticke by him this moneth, to teach him a lesson for abusing his friends.

    The Decameron

  • Of their ioy againe, I leaue you to coniecture, and thinke you see the broker with a good paire of bolts on his heele, readie to take his farewell of the worlde in a halter, when time shall serue.

    The Third and Last Part of Conny-Catching. (1592) With the new deuised knauish arte of Foole-taking

  • If you tell him of the hornes he wants to make him most compleat, he scornes the motion, and sets them at his heele.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • So bent his speare, and +spurnd+ his horse with yron heele.

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

  • Isaac, when Iacob and Esau were borne of him, the hand of Iacob held from the begynning the heele of Esau, 9 for the end of this world is Esau, and the begynning of the next Iacob.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • Art thou afraid of the old woman more then halfe dead, whom with a stripe of thy heele thou maist easily dispatch?

    The Golden Asse

  • The boy that was my evill accuser made no delay, but prepared himselfe to execute the sentence of the shepheard, rejoycing at my present danger, but O how greatly did I then repent that the stripe which I gave him with my heele had not killed him.

    The Golden Asse

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