bowleg

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bowleg have legs that curve outward at the knees
    • n bowleg a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bowleg A crooked leg.
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Usage

In literature:

He was glad to feel Lonny's bowlegged grip against his ribs again.
"Roads of Destiny" by O. Henry
After he went out a bowlegged fellow came in, and last a slim little kid that was a sure enough amateur, the way his gun shook.
"Bucky O'Connor" by William MacLeod Raine
Indian Chief, Billy Bowlegs; his mother was quite black and of unmixed blood.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
A paunchy, bowlegged figure, topped by a white Texas sombrero, was coming straight toward them.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
Billy Bowlegs, the smallest boy in the party, was especially furious.
"Captain Sam" by George Cary Eggleston
Bowlegs, prominent square brow, enlarged perspiring head, weakness, and often tenderness of the flesh, are notable signs of the disease.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
It was Bowlegs Chirsty's laddie.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
He was bowlegged and very old.
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris
He walked with what appeared to be a swagger because he was slightly bowlegged.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
You may not have noticed it, but he is bowlegged.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
When Bill thought o' that feather bed he jes' sithed fer tar, when he'd make a turkey gobbler outer Bowlegs.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
Joe and Bowlegs had drawn near, and Doctor Bowdler.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
He must have spent long years in the cavalry, because he was frightfully bowlegged.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
But you just wait, my little bowlegged pet!
"Dave Dawson at Casablanca" by Robert Sydney Bowen
Even a tin-horn gambler, a crooked cheat, would give me more show for my money than you have, you bowlegged coyotes!
"The Orphan" by Clarence E. Mulford
His tweed jacket became him, and his bowlegs were hidden beneath the table.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
An' I want yuh to understand I can throw any bowlegged misfit that ever wore hair pants!
"Paradise Bend" by William Patterson White
Felix and me have ridden ourselves bowlegged combin' the Medicines for him.
"The Rider of Golden Bar" by William Patterson White
The informant was a short, thick-set, bowlegged man, with features that had cunning stamped indelibly on every line.
"Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S." by Percy F. Westerman
Suddenly, a lanky, bowlegged boy, with big, red ears that almost flopped, came 'round the corner of the car.
"The Cinder Pond" by Carroll Watson Rankin
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In poetry:

With shimmer of steel and blare of brass,
And Switzers marching with martial stride,
And cavaliers trampling brown the grass,
Came bow—legged Charles through the Apennine pass,
With black Il Moro for traitor guide;
"How Florence Rings Her Bells" by Alfred Austin
Then it's fun to watch them dancin', them bowlegged sailors dancin',
To the tune o' Peg-leg's fiddle, a-fiddlin' fast an' free,
It's fun to watch old Peg-leg
A-waltzin' wi' his wood leg
When bo's'n takes the fiddle
So Peg can dance wi' me.
"Billy Peg-leg's Fiddle" by Bill Adams

In news:

Asher's Kasadi Reimers picked up her 18th win on the season as Asher rolled Bowlegs 12-0 in four innings Tuesday.
Holli Griggs-Harjo's son, Taylor, is set to be transferred to Bowlegs Middle School to receive his special education classes.
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