Factory leg


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Factory leg (Med) a variety of bandy leg, associated with partial dislocation of the tibia, produced in young children by working in factories.
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In literature:

Cattle fed on the refuse from potato-starch factories develop a most obstinate and widespread eczema, beginning on the legs.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture

In news:

Off-road racer Quinn Cody has signed a deal to race as a Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain factory rider though the broken leg he suffered in the Baja 1000 will keep him on the sidelines in the upcoming Dakar Rally.

In science:

It is well known that Feynman diagrams exhibit factorial growth in external legs and also in loops.
Methods for the Reduction of Three-Loop QCD Form Factors
The bottleneck in NLO calculations for a 2 → n process is the 2 + n-leg loop calculation, whose complexity scales factorially with the number of legs in Feynman-diagrammatic methods.
Moriond 2009, QCD and High Energy Interactions: Theory Summary