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foot

[Pan-Creole; cf. , Papiamentu pía (Goilo 1962: 18), Port. Cr. of Guiné pεε (Wilson 1962:40), both 'foot and leg'; English foot and Port. Pe foot seem semantically influenced by African terms for ´foot and leg to the knee', e.g. Twi gyáw(á), etc.] n. the leg and foot: And my foot—talk about swell! Right up to the knee it paining me (Crooked). cf. HAND (Black)

making foot for socks [cf. Krio mek fut (humor­ous) be responsible for part of a child, i.e. one born by a woman who has had intercourse with more than one man before the birth KED] phr. pregnant. (Nassau, Inagua)

one foot of shoes [cf. shoes n. sing, or pl.] phr. a single shoe, as opposed to a SHOES a pair of shoes: [could only find one foot of these shoes in the bedroom (Nassau).

Tags: anatomy, body part, idiom, noun, phrase

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Last update: 2010-12-01 02:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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