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.
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.
Summary: Conditions such as bow legs, knock knees and in-toeing are usually outgrown but parents must monitor the child's progress
In a wide-ranging interview with the Mail on Sunday, the 26-yearold, who left the Scarlets for European champions Saracens this summer, also spoke for the first time about the stammer that has affected him since childhood, his distinctive bow legs, a truly bizarre tattoo and his big move to London with model girlfriend Sophie Harries.
I've been getting stick about my bow legs," he added.
The pair were well known in veterinary circles for taking in any unwanted or unusual animals, including a circus lion with bow legs and an otter injured in a fight.
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.
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.