elephant feet

elephant feet

A term of art referring to the appearance of the invasive front of verrucous carcinoma of mucocutaneous tissues, a low-grade tumour that is wide and flat with minimal focal digit-like extensions, which, to the imaginative eye, has been likened to a pachyderm’s feet.
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An umbrella stand upheld by elephant feet graced the vestibule of
Having endured elephant feet Mary," he boasts, "the dance floor holds no fears for me.
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THE BULL SUDDENLY LET OUT AN EAR-SHATTERING TRUMPET AND THE GROUND BEGAN TO SHAKE WITH THUNDERING ELEPHANT FEET.
Twelve elephant feet, two leopard skins, one full leopard and the head and shoulders of a rhino were also recovered from the estate, which is not being named as investigations continue.
Other items seized at the estate, which is not being named as investigations are continuing, included 12 elephant feet, two leopard skins, one full leopard and the head and shoulders of a rhino.
Seems Betty Bacteria, the infection control nurse, found this red place herself the next day and went to Cynthia, and when Cynthia didn't seem to know anything about it, she jumped on her with big ol' "I'm getting a divorce and the surveyors are due" elephant feet.