• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Leg-bye in cricket, a run made when the ball touches any part of the batsman's person except his hand
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. leggr, a leg; Dan. læg, Sw. lägg.


In literature:

When he left England the other day he hadn't said good-bye to a two-legged creature.
"The Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James
By the bye, who was that spindle-legged, shoe- buckled parson feller we met by now?
"Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters" by Thomas Hardy
Off the first ball of the master's over a leg-bye was run.
"Mike" by P. G. Wodehouse
Gordon hit two fours and was then leg before; Lovelace, with laborious efforts and much use of his pads, made twenty-three and five leg byes.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
Most of the passengers said "good-bye" at Chicago, and the rest at Sidney Junction, where Jim changed cars for the last leg of the journey.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton

In poetry:

Is old as water and plain as an eel;
Always good-bye to the long-legged bread
Scattered in the paths of his heels
For the salty birds fluttered and fed
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas
Good-bye, good luck, struck the sun and the moon,
To the fisherman lost on the land.
He stands alone in the door of his home,
With his long-legged heart in his hand.
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas