bow legs


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bow legs

(bəʊ)
pl n
(Pathology) a condition in which the legs curve outwards like a bow between the ankle and the thigh. Also called: bandy legs
bow-legged adj
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Noun1.bow legs - outward curvature of the legsbow legs - outward curvature of the legs  
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
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You know he's a very short, fat little man with bow legs.
The swelling biceps, the coat straining at its buttons over the chest, the air of conscious conviction of the supereminence of the male in the cosmogony of creation, even a calm display of bow legs as subduing and enchanting agents in the gentle tourneys of Cupid--these were the approved arms and ammunition of the Clover Leaf gallants.
There was an open square for the market-place; and in the centre of it, a large inn with a sign-post in front, displaying an object very common in art, but rarely met with in nature--to wit, a blue lion, with three bow legs in the air, balancing himself on the extreme point of the centre claw of his fourth foot.
17 SARA COX, OUR COLUMNIST Coxy believes she was born to run: it's just a shame her bow legs and her knock knees don't agree with the rest of her
model Cara Delevingne is complaining about the paparazzi following her around all the time and Kate Moss was whining on about her bow legs.
He was a skilful player and his bow legs made it easy for him to do the step over trick which fooled a lot of defenders.
The bone analysis revealed that kid's ages ranged from newborn to about 5 years old and six of the nine skeletons displayed curved arms and bow legs, which are the classic signs of rickets, Discovery News reported.
Carol admits they were "horrified" when they first clapped eyes on Max's bow legs.
uk EXTRA DETAILING Bow legs, brass handles and sculpted edges lift the bedside tables and dressing table out of the ordinary and add a subtle detail that enhances the stunning boudoir effect.
KNEES UP Posing with her partner Brad Pitt THIGH THERE Ange pauses to flash her leg again on stage before presenting award BOW LEGS The spoof Twitter picture of Angelina NO CALF MEASURES Angelina shakes a leg on red carpet
They had the cartoon bow legs, Stetson hats and thick accents.
Among the lists are artificial leg and eye makers, abdominal belt manufacturers, for children and adults with bow legs and knock knees, and slop sellers who took animal waste and leftover food to be sold as fertiliser.