from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a long and straight hind claw, like a lark's; spur-heeled: applied to the coucals, or cuckoos of the genus Centropus.
- Having a long, projecting heel. See lark-heel.
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Uncle Ibbetson's thick lips, wide open nostrils, and big black eyes with yellow whites -- and especially in his long, splay, lark-heeled feet, which gave both himself and the best bootmaker in London a great deal of trouble.
His vile, dingy dun bristles stood out in all directions from his head, which was so shaped as to defy admeasurement; the little rascal's body was equally ill-made, and as for his limbs, we have already described them, as reaping-hooks of flesh and blood, terminated by a pair of lark-heeled feet, as flat as smoothing-irons.