Help me with 'cowfoot, breakirond'

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Hi everybody
I'm taking Linguistics course this semester. We've been asked to find the meaning of some words. I did my own search and found nothing. Could you please tell me the meaning of 'cowfoot' and 'breakiron'?
 

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Dementor said:
Hi everybody
I'm taking Linguistics course this semester. We've been asked to find the meaning of some words. I did my own search and found nothing. Could you please tell me the meaning of 'cowfoot' and 'breakiron'?

Since it's a school assignment, I can't give you the answer directly--you'll have to figure it out on your own--but I can help you find the answer. :D

First, Click Here to learn about Lexemes.

Second, read the following clues:

Stuart Poole said:
An Introduction to Linguistics
A certain object is generally denoted by a word that literally means 'cowfoot' or 'cowleg', alluding to its form, or by a word that literally means 'breakiron', alluding to its function. What do we call this object?

Hint: What looks like a cow's leg and is used to bend iron?

All the best, :D
 
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