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To have on the brain
To have on the hip
To have one's cake dough
To have one's ear
To have one's fling
To have one's handful
To have one's hands full
To have one's will
To have place
To have respect of persons
To have something on the stock
To have the advantage of
To have the black ox tread on one's foot
To have the cards in one's own hands
To have the heart in the mouth
To have the honor
To have the words for
To have to do with
To have two strings to one's bow
To have under the girdle
To have way
To haw and gee
To haw and gee about
To head off
To head up
To heal by the first intention
To heal by the second intention
To hear a bird sing
To hear ill
To hear say

To have the heels of definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Heel Heel, n. [OE. hele, heele, AS. h[=e]la, perh. for h[=o]hila, fr. AS. h[=o]h heel (cf. Hough); but cf. D. hiel, OFries. heila, h[=e]la, Icel. h[ae]ll, Dan. h[ae]l, Sw. h["a]l, and L. calx. [root]12. Cf. Inculcate.] 1. The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; -- in man or quadrupeds. He [the stag] calls to mind his strength and then his speed, His winged heels and then his armed head. --Denham. 2. The hinder part of any covering for the foot, as of a shoe, sock, etc.; specif., a solid part projecting downward from the hinder part of the sole of a boot or shoe. 3. The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part. ``The heel of a hunt.'' --A. Trollope. ``The heel of the white loaf.'' --Sir W. Scott. 4. Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob. 5. The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests; especially: (a) (Naut.) The after end of a ship's keel. (b) (Naut.) The lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, etc. (c) (Mil.) In a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position. (d) (Mil.) The uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt. (e) The part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe. 6. (Man.) Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well. 7. (Arch.) (a) The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter. In the United States, specif., the obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping. (b) A cyma reversa; -- so called by workmen. --Gwilt. Heel chain (Naut.), a chain passing from the bowsprit cap around the heel of the jib boom. Heel plate, the butt plate of a gun. Heel of a rafter. (Arch.) See Heel, n., 7. Heel ring, a ring for fastening a scythe blade to the snath. Neck and heels, the whole body. (Colloq.) To be at the heels of, to pursue closely; to follow hard; as, hungry want is at my heels. --Otway. To be down at the heel, to be slovenly or in a poor plight. To be out at the heels, to have on stockings that are worn out; hence, to be shabby, or in a poor plight. --Shak. To cool the heels. See under Cool. To go heels over head, to turn over so as to bring the heels uppermost; hence, to move in a inconsiderate, or rash, manner. To have the heels of, to outrun. To lay by the heels, to fetter; to shackle; to imprison. --Shak. --Addison. To show the heels, to flee; to run from. To take to the heels, to flee; to betake to flight. To throw up another's heels, to trip him. --Bunyan. To tread upon one's heels, to follow closely. --Shak.




 


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