four-legged


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Translations

four-legged

[ˌfɔːˈlegɪd] ADJ [animal] → cuadrúpedo
our four-legged friends (hum) → nuestros amigos cuadrúpedos (hum)
References in classic literature ?
Because then, beyond the white lord's eyes, the niggers had a way, not merely of scowling and muttering, but of attacking four-legged dogs with stones and clubs.
A gentleman, that Terrence, and a four-legged proper man.
Like a lioness, when the cook-boy had struck him with a stick to drive him out of the kitchen, had Biddy sprung upon the black, receiving without wince or whimper one straight blow from the stick, and then downing him and mauling him among his pots and pans until dragged (for the first time snarling) away by the unchiding Mister Haggin, who; however, administered sharp words to the cook- boy for daring to lift hand against a four-legged dog belonging to a god.
Once, even, had there been an eruption of strange four-legged, horned and hairy creatures, the images of which, registered in his brain, would have been identifiable in the brains of humans with what humans worded "goats.
He was induced to this by the report of the hostler, who said that the horse which Mr Maclachlan had hired from Worcester would be much more pleased with returning to his friends there than to prosecute a long journey; for that the said horse was rather a two-legged than a four-legged animal.
The fossil, a four-legged snake, hints that the ancestors of modern snakes may have evolved on land rather than at sea, researchers report in the July 24 Science.
Watch footage of its four-legged robots such as Wildcat being tested in the Californian desert or the Terminator-like Atlas, an anthropomorphic robot designed to operate on rough terrain, being put through its paces in the lab.
800 students double tables, 3,000 students individual tables, 4 chairs 600 students, 180 four-legged stool, 500 four-legged stool with footrest and 100 height-adjustable swivel stool.
Having four-legged babies and juveniles suggests that at some time in their ancestry, both juveniles and adults were also four-legged, and Psittacosaurus and dinosaurs in general became secondarily bipedal.
SUCCESS STORY: Jackie Spence and Stacey Nicholson with some of their four-legged friends
The four-legged crime fighters have been patrolling around the Westoe and Chichester areas to cut offences.
Summary: A four-legged performer stole the show on Britain's Got Talent, with Pudsey the dancing dog dancing into the final.