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.
He went on to suggest racecourses might "set aside a special social area which could cater specifically for those wishing to treat their day out purely as an exercise in attaining a state of 'leglessness', leaving the rest of us free to enjoy the racing".
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. Brit university teacher Kevin went so far as to arrange surgery of a healthy leg with surgeon Dr.
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.