short leg


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short leg

n
(Cricket) cricket
a. a fielding position on the leg side near the batsman's wicket
b. a fielder in this position
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That afternoon she was telling me how highly esteemed our friend the badger was in her part of the world, and how men kept a special kind of dog, with very short legs, to hunt him.
It waddled in on its ten short legs, and squatted down before the girl like an obedient puppy.
Pokey and her mother joined the party, and one bright September morning six very happy-looking people were aboard the express train for Portland two smiling mammas, laden with luncheon baskets and wraps; a pretty young girl with a bag of books on her arm; a tall thin lad with his hat over his eyes; and two small children, who sat with their short legs straight out before them, and their chubby faces beaming with the first speechless delight of "truly travelling."
What it was I forget; but she was either trimming a silken bonnet for Violet, or darning a pair of stockings for little Peony's short legs. Again, however, and again, and yet other agains, she could not help turning her head to the window to see how the children got on with their snow-image.
Gub-Gub, with his short legs, soon got tired; and the Doctor had to carry him--which made it pretty hard when they had the trunk and the hand-bag with them as well.
There are two kinds of lies, lies with short legs and lies with long noses.
Lesson states that he has seen these birds opening the shells of the mactrae buried in the sand-banks on the coast of Chile: from their weak bills, with the lower mandible so much projecting, their short legs and long wings, it is very improbable that this can be a general habit.
Taug expanded his great chest and rolled about on his short legs, making strange growlings in his throat.
They were little folks in size and had bodies round as balls and short legs and arms.
About the size of a Shetland pony and has ten short legs. The head bears a slight resemblance to that of a frog, except that the jaws are equipped with three rows of long, sharp tusks.
All my troubles come from my short legs," said Peggy, in a desponding tone.
During the fight within the dark chamber, and while they had been dragging Tarzan to the inner court, no word had been spoken, but now several of them exchanged grunting, monosyllabic conversation in a language unfamiliar to the ape-man, and presently they left him lying upon the concrete floor while they trooped off on their short legs into another part of the temple beyond the court.

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