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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It was a particularly cold winter in Harare in 2004, and it was right in the middle of it--and damned near the shortest and coldest day of the year too--when a good friend passed information to me from a friend of his that large numbers of tanned elephant feet were being dropped off at another premises in the business complex where he worked.
I relayed this information to two other details who could visit the premises the following day so there would be no connection with either myself or the CL Sixty three elephant feet, badly preserved and in various stages of decay were recovered from the shed, which had no trophy dealers' licence.
Elephant feet without cuticle trimming developed fluid pockets behind the overgrown cuticles.
Having endured elephant feet Mary," he boasts, "the dance floor holds no fears for me.
An umbrella stand upheld by elephant feet graced the vestibule of
Elephant feet are soft and silent, but the grass swished audibly on their legs.
THE BULL SUDDENLY LET OUT AN EAR-SHATTERING TRUMPET AND THE GROUND BEGAN TO SHAKE WITH THUNDERING ELEPHANT FEET.
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.
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.
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.
The poachers, in turn, ply their nefarious trade with crippling snares and trip wires; disguise their footprints by strapping the soles of elephant feet to the bottom of their sneakers; and set raging forest fires to drive the herds to the killing ground.
I think we should figure out how many elephant feet and write that down, then how many lion feet, and then how many pig feet, and so on, and then add all of them up," suggested Hannah.