from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to the feet
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When the mother wants to remove it she bends forward, at the same time passing her left hand up the back under her garments, and seizing the child by the feet, pulls it downward to the left; then, passing the right hand under the front of the dress, she again seizes the feet and extracts it by a kind of podalic delivery.
Despite its feetlessness, however, its pathetic podalic privation, this roast turkey-or jumbo facsimile thereof-was moving down the highway at sixty-five miles an hour, traveling faster, farther on its back than many aspiring actresses.
Because bare feminine feet were not commonly on display in the Orchard Street ghetto and because outings to Coney Island were few and far between, Joshua's podalic passions gradually were transferred to shoes.
- Schema illustrating podalic version of bronchially-lodged staples or double-pointed tacks.