[AS.] That part of the body. on which animals stand and walk. There are 26 bones in the foot and ankles of man. To these are fastened a great number of ligaments and muscles, by which their movements are guided and varied. The foot of the chimpanzee is in many points like that of man, but the toes are longer, and it is not adapted for easy standing or walking. The feet of quadrupeds differ greatly. Some have five toes like man, some four or three, and in many cases - as in the oxen, deer, antelopes, camels, and others - there are only two toes, covered with horny hoofs. The horse has but one toe, climbing foot. covered with a strong hoof, which is really the nail greatly developed. What is called the knee i n four-footed animals is, usually the heel, lifted above the ground. Some animals walk, like man, foot of scratcher.. on the flat sole of the foot; some, like lions and cats, on the bent toes ; others, like the horse and ox, on the tip of the toe, which is cov-e red by the hoof. Birds have usually four toes, three in front and one behind, the foot and toes differing as they are intended for perching, walking, wading, or swimming.
Foot of parrot
TOE WITH SPUR.