bandy leg


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Related to bandy leg: bow legs, tibia vara, Blount’s disease
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Noun1.bandy leg - a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)bandy leg - a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
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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A black servant, who reposed on the box beside the fat coachman, uncurled his bandy legs as soon as the equipage drew up opposite Miss Pinkerton's shining brass plate, and as he pulled the bell at least a score of young heads were seen peering out of the narrow windows of the stately old brick house.
Sambo of the bandy legs slammed the carriage door on his young weeping mistress.
His whole body moved up and down as he rubbed, and he was a funny sight from the rear, with his shaggy head and bandy legs. When he straightened himself up to greet us, drops of perspiration were rolling from his thick nose down onto his curly beard.
That great man who was so revered by D'Artagnan the elder served as an object of ridicule to the Musketeers of Treville, who cracked their jokes upon his bandy legs and his crooked back.
But the mole kicked him with his bandy legs and said:
White Mason was a quiet, comfortable-looking person in a loose tweed suit, with a clean-shaved, ruddy face, a stoutish body, and powerful bandy legs adorned with gaiters, looking like a small farmer, a retired gamekeeper, or anything upon earth except a very favourable specimen of the provincial criminal officer.
294-303) So there came suddenly warriors with mailed backs and curving claws, crooked beasts that walked sideways, nut- cracker-jawed, shell-hided: bony they were, flat-backed, with glistening shoulders and bandy legs and stretching arms and eyes that looked behind them.
Although "the police ought not to rest till they place the facts before the magistrates, surely it will be easy enough to trace in a borough like Hanley, a dwarf of at least middle age, certainly not more than four feet and a half in height, yet with tremendous hands and feet and bandy legs, if such a person exists."
They also have short, bandy legs and thick immobile tails.
Those tips no doubt passed through my head quicker than the fresh air through Leighton's bandy legs as I was starstruck.
There is no one, possibly outside of John Wayne at his cowboy best, who epitomised bandy legs more than SuperMac whose career was cruelly cut short at the young age of 29 by the worst of knee injuries.