Fore leg

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fore leg one of the front legs of a quadruped, or multiped, or of a chair, settee, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

Phil examined her legs and saw at a glance that she favoured her left fore foot.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
I've caught lots of beaver as had lost a fore leg, an' didn't seem none the worse.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
On that first leg nobody could stand anywhere for'ard of the fore-hatch or he would have been swept overboard.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
The one was a large, very good leg of veal; the other a piece of the fore-ribs of roasting beef.
"The Fortunate Mistress (Parts 1 and 2)" by Daniel Defoe
They might be supposed to have lost the use of their fore legs, simply because they never were used.
"Mrs. Tree" by Laura E. Richards
He took a grasshopper's hind legs, and plagiarized a rat's fore-paws.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893" by Various
He would kneel upon his fore legs at Alexander's command, in order that he might mount more easily.
"Alexander the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Finally, he stood up on his hind legs, planted his fore paws against the tree trunk, and barked dolefully.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
He had intended to kill a mule, but he only wounded it in the fore leg.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
He pirouetted on hind legs; pawed the air with fore legs; lost his balance.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
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