bandy-legged

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bandy-legged have legs that curve outward at the knees
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bandy-legged Having crooked legs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bandy-legged Having bandy or crooked legs; bow-legged.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Bandy-legged having bandy or crooked legs
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. bander, perh. conn. with bande, a side.

Usage

In literature:

They have short, bandy legs, you see, and heavy bodies.
"The Lost World" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Hard by the reformer, a bandy-legged and garlanded Charles Second, made of lead, bestrides a tun-bellied charger.
"Edinburgh Picturesque Notes" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Just inside the door, on a bandy-legged chair of elder days, old Abel almost always sat.
"Chronicles of Avonlea" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
He of the bandy-legs stopped, evidently out of breath; the stallion stopped also, snorting defiance.
"Rowdy of the Cross L" by B.M. Sinclair, AKA B.M. Bower
Oates stood beside it, looking, with his bandy legs great shoulders, and bull neck, like some forest baboon.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
A small bandy-legged man was George, wi' a jolly face and a squint, and as he drives up he toots on a tin trumpet wi' red tassels on it.
"Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard" by Eleanor Farjeon
They had bandy legs and long-stretching arms.
"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum
Then came a cart, and behind that walked an old, bandy-legged domestic serf in a peaked cap and sheepskin coat.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
This person was desperately anxious to learn waltzing, but was handicapped by bandy legs.
"Sparrows" by Horace W. C. Newte
Then he skipped away towards the door as fast as his bandy legs would carry him.
"Lysbeth" by H. Rider Haggard
Then suddenly he set off rolling on his bandy legs to impart to his masters the astonishing discovery of a woman.
"Victory" by Joseph Conrad
You aren't asleep, you bandy-legged fools!
"Plays by Chekhov, Second Series On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, A Tragedian In Spite of Himself, The Anniversary, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov
His legs were short and very bandy, so that he waddled uncouthly as he walked.
"The Last Galley" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Steve darted this way and that, fairly wild to do something; and Bandy-legs, too, showed himself anxious to help.
"With Trapper Jim in the North Woods" by Lawrence J. Leslie
Bandy-legs, true to his hunter instinct, made out to secure the only gun which had been brought with them on the trip.
"At Whispering Pine Lodge" by Lawrence J. Leslie
While these things were going on, the bandy-legged ostler entered, in manifest alarm.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 14, Issue 402, Supplementary Number (1829)" by Various
The bandy-legged man was drinking at a table near the door.
"Master Skylark" by John Bennett
These had made a foolish Swop between a Couple of thick bandy Legs, and two long Trapsticks that had no Calfs to them.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
One sweep of his eyes told the bandy-legged fellow as much.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
First it kicked out with its bandy legs.
"Christmas Outside of Eden" by Coningsby Dawson
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