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instep

the middle section of the human foot, forming the arch between the ankle and toes
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instep

[′in‚step]
(anatomy)
The arch on the medial side of the foot.
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Of course that's only his way of talking, for after all I only wear a number two, but these French heels and pointed toes do certainly make your foot look smaller, and it's always said a high instep helps, too.
On the first-floor landing a marble woman, decently covered from neck to instep with stone draperies, advanced a row of lifeless toes to the edge of the pedestal, and thrust out blindly a rigid white arm holding a cluster of lights.
In a recess was a kind of divan, surmounted with a stand of Arabian swords in silver scabbards, and the handles resplendent with gems; from the ceiling hung a lamp of Venetian glass, of beautiful shape and color, while the feet rested on a Turkey carpet, in which they sunk to the instep; tapestry hung before the door by which Franz had entered, and also in front of another door, leading into a second apartment which seemed to be brilliantly illuminated.
Once more Mowgli stared, as he had stared at the rebellious cubs, full into the beryl-green eyes till the red glare behind their green went out like the light of a lighthouse shut off twenty miles across the sea; till the eyes dropped, and the big head with them--dropped lower and lower, and the red rasp of a tongue grated on Mowgli's instep.
I could distinguish the outline of an instep where the wet foot had been placed in coming in.
The Spearman rank order correlation between the weights of players and acceleration of strike against the hogu without and with insteps pads was significant, P=0.03/r=0.54 and P=0.02/ r=0.59, respectively.
Scientists say the individuals had heels, insteps, and toes almost identical to ours, and that they walked with a long, humanlike stride.
A pre-arched shoe for dancers with high insteps. The curve is meant to reduce breaking in time while extending the shoe's life.
Wonky toes, no insteps, or in eldest's case (as he takes after my dad) insteps so high he has to miss out the last two holes when he's lacing up his trainers.
1 shows our Single Wing with our QB four and a half yards off the ball, our "A" back upright with his hands on his knees and heels parallel with the QB's insteps, B directly behind the RT one yard deep, and Z a yard outside the unbalanced guard.
Restricted by a lack of flexibility, less than stellar insteps, and a limited rotation of the hips, Thorn makes up for her shortcon3ings with her innate musicality and feeling for movement.
When he stood at the barre in his black character shoes and white socks, highly-arched insteps in a perfect fifth, jaunty hips below a chest as proud as any robin sitting on a lawn, bespectacled nose under unruly black curls, you knew why fifth position existed on earth.