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- n. Plural form of footbone.
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The diagnosis is in; all my footbones are still connected to the leg bone and everything is where it should be and intact.
Dr Clarke, considered to be one of the most knowledgeable palaeontologists on human-like fossils of South Africa, was responsible in 1994 for the discovery of Little Foot, the nickname for a set of hominid footbones that lay for decades incorrectly labelled in a box as animals.
“Mary showed me a cast of the prints in London, when she was en route to Washington, D.C.,” recalled the anatomist Michael Day, who had described the fossilized footbones of Homo habilis for Louis and Mary, “and I told her they were not hominid, which greatly offended her.