leglessness


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leglessness

(ˈlɛɡləsnəs)
n
the state or condition of being legless
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Each chapter focuses on the unique aspects of the group--metamorphosis, shells, leglessness, and so on--all while maintaining an overarching narrative on the adaptation and evolution of vertebrates.
Leglessness usually has a two-fold connotation: it tends to indicate a fragilization or a culpabilization of sexuality seen as abnormal, but it also refers, paradoxically, to another feeling, a yearning for purity and the ideal.
And, it seems that the unwitting accomplice to the public sector's resolve to block out the blot of late night leglessness is a new style of sophisticated drinking establishment, which is fast becoming the 'new black' of drinking dens.
Dutchman Kees is known as a "wannabe" amputee, who frequently binds up his fully functioning left leg in order to simulate leglessness.
All Chelsea offered was an occasional crudeness in the challenge, a disjonted midfield that wasted a forlorn-looking Emmanuel Petit out wide, and some audition pieces from the howling Hasselbaink on leglessness.
This is a sentence she has overheard her mother use about her father, and it is one Annie redeploys here to suggest her pleasure not just at the reversal of Columbus' fortunes as he is taken back to Europe in chains, but at his strategic disembodiment, his temporary leglessness.