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pollex (POL-eks) noun, plural pollices
Hallux is the equivalent term for the big toe.
"He caught his thumb between his gun and a sharp rock. It was a nasty cut spurting blood. I said, `Ben, that's it. We've got to get you to a doctor.' "`Heck no, let's get a turkey first,' answered Ben, quickly wrapping his dripping pollex with a handkerchief." Fred LeBrun, Just Another Turkey Shoot, The Times Union (Albany, NY) Nov 13, 1997.
This week's theme: terms related to the body.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -Dalai Lama
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