cross-legged


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cross-leg·ged

(krôs′lĕg′ĭd, -lĕgd′, krŏs′-)
adv. & adj.
1. With the legs or ankles crossed and the knees far apart.
2. With one leg lying over and across the other leg.

cross-legged

(ˈkrɒsˈlɛɡɪd; -ˈlɛɡd)
adj
1. sitting with the legs bent and the knees pointing outwards
2. standing or sitting with one leg crossed over the other

cross′-leg′ged

(-ˈlɛg ɪd, -ˈlɛgd)

adj., adv.
1. having the knees wide apart and the ankles crossed.
2. having one leg placed across the other.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.cross-legged - with the legs crossed; "he sat on the floor cross-legged and meditated"
Translations

cross-legged

[ˈkrɒsˈlegd] ADV to sit cross-legged on the floorsentarse en el suelo con las piernas cruzadas

cross-legged

[ˌkrɒsˈlɛgɪd] adva gambe incrociate

cross-legged

a. patizambo-a; cruzado-a de piernas.
References in classic literature ?
Then he settled himself cross-legged and arranged his fishing tackle.
Fired by recollections of fakirs and devotees in illustrations Colin suggested that they should all sit cross-legged under the tree which made a canopy.
I sat for hours cross-legged, and cross-tempered, upon my silks meditating upon the queer freaks chance plays upon us poor devils of mortals.
It was not difficult to divine that they were of a class of itinerant showmen--exhibitors of the freaks of Punch--for, perched cross-legged upon a tombstone behind them, was a figure of that hero himself, his nose and chin as hooked and his face as beaming as usual.
said the young man; 'sitting cross-legged from morning to night, working backwards and forwards with a needle and goose, will never suit me.
After a short prayer, the company all seated themselves cross-legged, in Turkish fashion, to the banquet, which passed off with great hilarity.
The Muhammadan merchant, tinman, shoemaker, or vendor of trifles sits cross-legged on the floor and reaches after any article you may want to buy.
He sat down cross-legged on the platform, with his sailor hat tipped back on his head, and the Wizard blew a beautiful bubble all around him.
I mounted into the window-seat: gathering up my feet, I sat cross-legged, like a Turk; and, having drawn the red moreen curtain nearly close, I was shrined in double retirement.
Meanwhile Dominic, black and cowled, sat cross-legged on the deck, with his back to the wind, recalling vaguely an Arab chief in his burnuss sitting on the sand.
He was sitting cross-legged with his back against one of the poles which supported the open hut, with his eyes fixed upon the cloud of mist hanging over a distant swamp.
sitting cross-legged on the divan in the attitude of a very old idol or a very young child and surrounded by many cushions, waves her hand from afar pleasantly surprised, exclaiming: "What

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