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1. A congenital deformity of the foot, usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle, heel, and toes. Also called talipes.
2. A foot so deformed.

club′foot′ed adj.
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Adj.1.clubfooted - having a deformed foot
unshapely - not well-proportioned and pleasing in shape; "a stout unshapely woman"
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Close Jove's keen eyes for me in slumber while I hold him clasped in my embrace, and I will give you a beautiful golden seat, that can never fall to pieces; my clubfooted son Vulcan shall make it for you, and he shall give it a footstool for you to rest your fair feet upon when you are at table."
A study carried out in USA shows that a clubfooted child successfully treated by Ponseti method, is expected to start walking two months later than a normal child14.
A local newspaper review in 1990 said The Moneygods' songs were "short, punchy tunes with biting lyrics" while their stage show included "the singer's clubfooted gymnastics" and "a collection of cheap children's toys which certainly caught the audience's imagination".
The main characters are imperfect, with Gulliver being short and clubfooted, while Mother Angelique suffers from terminal cancer.
Crumb (or, to choose a name less feted in the art world, MAD magazine's Don Martin), Eric Fertman's clubfooted sculptures combine craft with comedy in a style that, while aesthetically endearing, so far lacks the bite of his influences.
Plotwise, this is a slow dance indeed, with the players partnered-up with clubfooted clichs and some deeply onedimensional characters.
And trauma wasn't so much trauma, but it was life and art and the imperfection of our life, just like a clubfooted sibling or someone with a minor affliction that we had to try to deal with.