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  • n. Plural form of hindfoot.

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Examples

  •     He glances at the stuffed kangaroos, wallabies and little potoroos and bettongs, the platypus and echidna, and a furry “sugar glider,” with webbing between its fore and hindfeet for sailing through the air, stuffed and suspended from wires as though in midflight, and gives even less attention to a gaudy array of dead beetles from around the world, before following the signs to the exhibit about the Tasmanian Aborigines.

    Hunting the Thylacine

  • He glances at the stuffed kangaroos, wallabies and little potoroos and bettongs, the platypus and echidna, and a furry “sugar glider,” with webbing between its fore and hindfeet for sailing through the air, stuffed and suspended from wires as though in midflight, and gives even less attention to a gaudy array of dead beetles from around the world, before following the signs to the exhibit about the Tasmanian Aborigines.

    Hunting the Thylacine

  • They are also odd among salamanders in that some species can drop the tail as a predator-defence mechanism (properly called caudal autotomy), and in that some species have only four toes on the hindfeet.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Tadrith snorted and mock-scraped his hindfeet, as if burying something particularly noxious from a previous meal.

    The Silver Gryphon

  • Either they fell by the wayside, or they got too close to her, and she sent them tumbling injured out of the sky, slashed by one of her wicked hindfeet, to be finished off by one of the other gryphons.

    The Black Gryphon

  • Creep forward with forefeet until you were as stretched-out you could get, then inch the hindfeet up until your back hunched, and start over again.

    The Black Gryphon

  • The legs are short, the forefeet have four "fingers," and the hindfeet have five small, hooflike "toes."

    15 Agouti

  • Stefen went flying headfirst into a snowdrift, and came up, scraping snow out of his eyes, just in time to see Vanyel cut an axe-wielding attacker in half with his sword, while Yfandes mashed in a second man's face with her hindfeet.

    Magic's Price

  • He examined one of the hindfeet, and began to think that he was mistaken; but when he looked at the last foot, he cried again: --

    Mother Stories

  • But Dan -- I could not help admiring the way in which, buried over his back in snow, he would slowly and deliberately rear on his hindfeet and take his bound.

    Over Prairie Trails

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