from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To walk with the toes turned in, as a pigeon does. Also used transitively.


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  • The tops of my toes had been scraped away in the town, and I was frantically trying to get on the balls of my feet and sort of pigeon-toe along so I didn't scrape the lacerations.


  • An inward rotating of the legs presents the deformity of pigeon-toe.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • "Well, yuh'd better not do anything rough, ol 'pigeon-toe, or they'll have a slue of those stiff-necks from Fort Custer down here an' shoot yuh good an 'plenty."

    "The Last Protest: A Story of Montana."

  • "Some turned their toes in and walked pigeon-toe, some spread their toes out and held their heels in, just like people in the daytime.

    Rootabaga Stories

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