A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
DIGITIGRADE
[noun]
1. an animal that stands or walks on its digits, or toes.
[adjective]
2. walking on the toes, putting the weight of the body mainly on the ball of the foot, with the back of the foot, or heel, raised.
3. Zoology: belonging to the Digitigrada of the taxonomic order Carnivora.
4. Of feet or a manner of walking: of, resembling, or pertaining to that of a digitigrade animal.
Etymology: from French digitigrade (Modern Latin digitigradus), from Latin digitus (“finger, toe, digit”) (whence English digit) + gradus (“step”, “pace”).
[Josephine Wall]

DIGITIGRADE

[noun]

1. an animal that stands or walks on its digits, or toes.

[adjective]

2. walking on the toes, putting the weight of the body mainly on the ball of the foot, with the back of the foot, or heel, raised.

3. Zoology: belonging to the Digitigrada of the taxonomic order Carnivora.

4. Of feet or a manner of walking: of, resembling, or pertaining to that of a digitigrade animal.

Etymology: from French digitigrade (Modern Latin digitigradus), from Latin digitus (“finger, toe, digit”) (whence English digit) + gradus (“step”, “pace”).

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