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This page Foot is part of the human body seriesIllustration: Fashionable Contrasts (1792) by James Gillray.
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This page Foot is part of the human body series
Illustration: Fashionable Contrasts (1792) by James Gillray.

"He [Ctesias] speaks also of another race of men, who are known as Monocoli, who have only one leg, but are able to leap with surprising agility. The same people are also called Sciapodae, because they are in the habit of lying on their backs, during the time of the extreme heat, and protect themselves from the sun by the shade of their feet."--Naturalis Historia by Pliny

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The foot is an anatomical structure found in many animals that is used for locomotion. In many animals, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or more segments or bones, generally including claws or nails.

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