barelegged


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bare·leg·ged

 (bâr′lĕg′ĭd, -lĕgd′)
adv. & adj.
With the legs uncovered: ran barelegged through the surf; barelegged children on the beach.

bare′leg′ged·ness n.

barelegged

(ˌbɛəˈlɛɡd)
adj
having uncovered legs
adv
with uncovered legs

bare•leg•ged

(ˈbɛərˌlɛg ɪd, -ˌlɛgd)

adj., adv.
with bare legs.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.barelegged - having the legs uncovered by clothingbarelegged - having the legs uncovered by clothing; "barelegged children on the beach"
unclothed - not wearing clothing
Translations

barelegged

[ˈbɛəˈlegɪd] ADJcon las piernas descubiertas

barelegged

[ˌbɛəˈlɛgd] adja gambe scoperte
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Tom flung off his jacket and trousers, turned a suspender into a belt, raked away some brush behind the rotten log, dis- closing a rude bow and arrow, a lath sword and a tin trumpet, and in a moment had seized these things and bounded away, barelegged, with fluttering shirt.
Not only did he not wear pants, and was barefooted and barelegged, but about his middle, just like any black, he wore a brilliant-coloured loin- cloth, that, like a kilt, fell nearly to his sunburnt knees.
A strapping, ruddy girl was beating flax or some such stuff in a little bit of a good-box of a barn, and she swung her flail with a will--if it was a flail; I was not farmer enough to know what she was at; a frowsy, barelegged girl was herding half a dozen geese with a stick--driving them along the lane and keeping them out of the dwellings; a cooper was at work in a shop which I know he did not make so large a thing as a hogshead in, for there was not room.
I have seen grown men weeing and fighting in the street and passersby not batting an eyelid, but me barelegged in nearly-November?
Having been active in the colonization of Ireland, Lee is portrayed barelegged like an Irish foot soldier, but with a fancy embroidered shirt and a pistol and helmet that signify his high rank as a British officer.
Perfect for anyone not feeling brave enough to go completely barelegged this Christmas.
When Edward I commanded 5,300 Welsh soldiers to go to Flanders in 1297, one Ghent man who visited their camp recorded their weapons and their particular habits (drinking a lot, and running around barelegged).