Sentence Examples with the word heel

At the end of the 6th century the exarchate included Istria; the maritime part of Venetia as distinct from the interior which was in the hands of the Lombard kings at Pavia; the exarchate proper, or territory around Ravenna on the eastern side of the Apennines, to which was added Calabria, which at that period meant the heel and not the toe of the boot; the Pentapolis, or coast from Rimini to Ancona with the interior as far as the mountains; the duchy of Rome, or belt of territory connecting the Pentapolis with the western coast, the coast of Naples, w i th Bruttium the toe of the boot, the modern Calabria, and Liguria, or the Riviera of Genoa.

They are increased by cuttings in spring, which when taken off with a heel strike freely in brisk heat.

For I did not live so out of the world as that boy who, as I hear, was put out to a farmer in the east part of the town, but ere long ran away and came home again, quite down at the heel and homesick.

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He spun on his heel and left.

She tentatively lifted a foot into the front seat, and knew a moment of panic when her sandal heel caught in the hem of her dress.

Martha rose and began to pace across the room, putting one foot toe to heel in front of the other, as if walking a tight rope.

He gave a nod of greeting, then spun on his heel and strode towards the awaiting vamps.

His jaw muscles worked as he spun on one heel and marched to the outside door, slamming it as he left.

The stability of a ship is investigated practically by inclining it; a weight is moved across the deck and the angle is observed of the heel produced.

She slung the markers designating her as the Undersecretary's assistant against the wall then crushed them with the heel of her boot.