great toe


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big′ toe′


n.
the innermost and largest digit of the foot.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.great toe - the first largest innermost toegreat toe - the first largest innermost toe  
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"
toe - one of the digits of the foot
References in classic literature ?
But her great toe could not go into it, and the shoe was altogether much too small for her.
The great toe, instead of being in line with the other toes, opposed them, like a thumb, and its opposition to the other toes was what enabled him to get a grip with his foot.
This result was the making of his fortune; ever afterwards he was in the habit of giving very profitable audiences to all curious travellers who were desirous of beholding the man who had eaten the great navigator's great toe.
The sandal-wearing Mohammedan has the great toe well separated from the others, because the thong is commonly passed between.
To measure the great toe of the foot is to measure the giant.
It was a fatiguing and anxious evening to David; nevertheless, he dared not go to sleep without tying a piece of string to his thumb and great toe, to secure his frequent waking; for he meant to be up with the first peep of dawn, and be far out of reach before breakfast-time.
Our operations were now directed against the great toe of the right foot.
But you, who have opened the books and who share my awful confidence--you know him for what he is, brother to you and the dust, a cosmic joke, a sport of chemistry, a garmented beast that arose out of the ruck of screaming beastliness by virtue and accident of two opposable great toes.
Their arms were rather longer and their legs shorter in proportion to the torso than in man, and later I noticed that their great toes protruded at right angles from their feet--because of their arboreal habits, I presume.
The digits of both hands and the great toe of the right foot were clinodactyl; the digits of both hands were also "sausage-shaped" (figure 1B).
The toenail of the right foot great toe has thickening of the distal part of the nail, with onycholysis (separation of the nail plate from the nail bed), yellow discoloration, and subungual debris.