milk leg

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n milk leg painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Milk leg (Med) a swollen condition of the leg, usually in puerperal women, caused by an inflammation of veins, and characterized by a white appearance occasioned by an accumulation of serum and sometimes of pus in the cellular tissue.
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Usage

In literature:

But a shell is more valuable against the Germans than a milk leg, anytime.
"Bab: A Sub-Deb" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Milk-leg is cured; nervous prostration is cured; consumption is cured; and St. Vitus's dance made a pastime.
"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
While Ayo was lousing him the milk from her breasts dropped on Awig's legs.
"Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore" by Fay-Cooper Cole
As delicacies: Small quantities of caviar, frogs' legs, oysters, sardelles softened in milk.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
She might 'a' broken both your legs, or she may break both his when he tries to milk her to-night.
"Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop" by Anne Warner
Their faces are as lang as a wet week when they think on that they've lossen an arm or a leg, an' will niver milk nor ploo no more.
"Tales of the Ridings" by F. W. Moorman
Soak the prepared legs in milk for fifteen minutes.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
Of course, when they are babies, they drink warm milk from her body as the children of most four-legged people do.
"Among the Farmyard People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Accompanying her was a pretty maid of honor dressed as a milk maid with a pail in her hand and a three-legged stool under her arm.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
I broke her leg trying to milk her.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
I can see; he's got his legs all spread-out like a milking-stool.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
Another thing, we would advise Mr. Arthur not to use a milking stool with one leg, but to get one with three legs.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
Then he puts us in a stable, pinches our hind legs, and milks us till we die.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
First on the table, where it knocked the milk-jug off its legs.
"Furze the Cruel" by John Trevena
The milking-stool was a little stool that had three legs, and one of the legs was shorter than the other two, so that it sloped.
"The Sandman: His Farm Stories" by William J. Hopkins
I gave him half my milk, and though he stood with one leg in the saucer to keep me from eating any, I still kept my temper.
"Daisy" by Miranda Eliot Swan
She had eight legs, and she was milked three times a day.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
Ball the milkman had come bumping amongst us in a frantic state, his milk-cans swinging from his shoulders against my legs.
"Johnny Ludlow. First Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
I milked for them when the old man broke his leg last fall, 'n' the cow knows me.
"Poppea of the Post-Office" by Mabel Osgood Wright
In spite of plenty of milk they had grown thin, and Romulus appeared to have trouble with the action of his hind legs.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer
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In poetry:

Red berries droop below each pointed ear;
Her nut-brown legs are criss-crossed white with scratches;
Her merry laughter sifts among the pines;
Her eager face gleams pale from milk-weed patches.
"Miss Pixie" by Lloyd Roberts

In news:

8 slices challah or brioche 3 tsp Dijon mustard 4 slices leg ham 8 slices gruyere cheese 2 eggs 2 Tbs milk 40g butter.
The show camels are black, the racing camels are tan and thin-hipped and long-legged, and the milk camels are round of belly.
Count Albi shuffles into the courtroom in sneakers, spectacles, prison blues and a milk-chocolate crew-neck sweater, with a thin chain running between his legs like a cinched-up rodeo bronc.
When you move, leg muscles massage the vein , "milking" the blood upward.
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