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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The back part of the foot, below the ankle and behind the arch.

Usage examples (39)
  • Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
  • heel that dance
  • heel shoes
  • Ballroom dance shoes - what size heel is this (photo)? for more
Tutoring comment
  • "He'll" (contraction for he will) "heal" (make healthy again) his sore "heel" (the round back part of the human foot) with herbs.
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