from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, the suffrago; the ankle-joint; the so-called tibiotarsal articulation of a bird, between the leg or crus and the tarsometatarsus or shank. See tarsus.
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The flesh was removed from each leg-bone down to the heel-joint (_Hl, Hl_, Fig. 1), leaving the leg and skin as in _Lg_, Figure 2.
His coat was very thick and warm, and his legs were feathered right down to the heel-joint.