from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the hind claw short, as a bird; as, the short-heeled fieldlark (the tree-pipit, Anthus arboreus or trivialis).
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She was dressed in what she calls her Capitol Hill uniform: a navy blue suit with a conservative straight skirt and a beige blouse, finished off with panty hose, sensible short-heeled navy pumps, and discreet gold jewelry.
Aria’s dressers were horrified when she insisted on wearing a simple wool challis skirt and blouse and heavy-soled, short-heeled walking shoes when she planned to leave the palace grounds.