For example: The children wanted to watch television, and dragged their feet when their mother told them to go to bed.
Or: The city employees said the mayor had promised to raise their pay, but was now dragging his feet. The contained tarsal bone, the calcaneus, appears first among the crocodilian reptiles; it was lost in birds by fusion with other tarsals and metatarsals but retained in mammals.
In humans the heel consists of the calcaneus largest of the tarsal bonescushioned below by a bursal sac, fat pad and thickened skin.
The calcaneus is roughly rectangular, articulating above with the talus bone of the ankle joint and in front with the cuboid, another tarsal bone.
Posteriorly, a roughened area, the tuber calcanei, tarsal bones much of the weight in standing. On one side of this is a small protuberance, the lateral process, developed only in humans, related to balance in the upright position.
The Achilles tendon tendo calcaneus attaches to the posterior border of the calcaneus. The calcaneus functions both as a lever for muscles of the calf in walking and as a weight-bearing structure in tarsal bones.
The end of the brake shoe which rests against the anchor pin. The wide end of a tapered gear tooth such as found in the differential gears.