One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The part situated at the front of something; the foremost part.
prow, front, stem, rostrum, ram, nose, head, bowsprit, cutwaterView synonyms
- ‘Those strikes involved violent contact of the foreparts of the bird with foliage.’
- ‘An improved fastening means conjoining the heel and shank part to the forepart of the mid-sole is disclosed.’
- ‘Judging by the ruins of the castle, the internal foreparts and the main walls were built of stones and covered with bricks.’
- ‘I have been in the habit of going there regularly since the forepart of January last until the first of March, going twice or three times a week.’
- ‘Both gold and silver coins were stamped with the same design - the confronting foreparts of a lion and bull.’
- ‘Executed like the voluted palmettes and tabletop inlays with incised details but no surface modeling, it represents the forepart of two winged lions with bull's horns flanking a voluted palmette.’
- ‘In 1825, during the celebration of the inauguration of John Quincy Adams, it finally burst, but its forepart remains on display.’
- ‘The waistcoat comprised a pair of foreparts or fore-bodies, forming the part exposed to view; the back, and the lining.’
- ‘Architectural ornament also has its place in the sculpture of the Mongol period, examples being the heads or foreparts of dragons, stretching forward like animals about to leap.’
- ‘The creature rapidly passed, leaving a regular wake, from the commencement of which, to the forepart, which was out of water, we judged its length to be about 80 feet; and this within rather than beyond the mark…’
- ‘Most species have a mane on the neck and a lock of hair on the forepart of the head known as a forelock.’
- ‘A mane of hair was left on the foreparts while the back and hindquarters were shaven.’
- ‘Shoes made on combination lasts, where the heel fit is made narrower than the forepart to give superior fit.’
- ‘In some cases horns form one part with the helmet, while in other cases it is relief figures of the foreparts of birds or quadrupeds.’
- ‘But much of the areas on which one would expect the horses' wings to appear - their shoulders and the foreparts of their torsos - is unfortunately lost and has been restored.’
- ‘And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.’
- ‘Next Grace donned a beautiful red kirtle made of silk, with a forepart that had a pattern of gold colored roses embroidered on it.’
- ‘The underskirt has a matching tapestry forepart, with trimmed cotton velvet overskirt.’
- ‘Here is the black and silver brocade set of sleeves and forepart that I originally designed for the dress.’
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