Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. In the Middle Ages, armor for the legs below the knees, usually having front and back pieces; called also greaves.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In relation to the ‘jambes lourdes’, its something I get too and used to think I must be imagining, but

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  • Perhaps I have finally succumbed to the famous French malady known as ‘heavy legs’ or jambes lourdes which I hitherto assumed to be a fictitious complaint.

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  • The Tour de France founder Henri Desgrange wrote a training book in 1894 (reissued in 1930), titled “La Tête et les Jambes,” in which he made the case that a complete cyclist is one who uses his head (tête) to decide when to make a decisive move in a race and then uses his legs (jambes) to go for victory.

    The battle over two-way radios about to explode

  • DanMichael was given the privilege to guide me through tendues, fondues and ronds de jambes.

    Patrizia Chen: In His Shoes

  • Dressed in something fabulously gauzy, a young ballerina demonstrated plies and tendues, frappes and grands battements, rond de jambes and fondues.

    Patrizia Chen: Wishing For Limber Limbs

  • It is a muscular pain related to “stiffness” after a repetition of physical efforts, so, you would feel “des courbatures” dans les jambes, les bras, le dos (in your legs, your arms your back) to be stiff

    courbature - French Word-A-Day

  • Sur ce j'suis rentré a 12h30, j'suis allé me coucher directement parce que j'voyais tout trouble et j'avais les jambes qui tremblaient.

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  • C d'une logique mais voila donc j'ai glandouillé jusque 10h00 et puis j'ai fini par me lever parce que je commencais a avoir mal au dos et aux jambes.

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  • It is a muscular pain related to “stiffness” after a repetition of physical efforts, so, you would feel “des courbatures” dans les jambes, les bras, le dos in your legs, your arms your back

    courbature - French Word-A-Day

  • J'ai les levres toutes bleues, les doigts tout pareil et paralysé et j'ai la tete qui tourne et j'ai la gerbe ... je ne controle aussi plus mes jambes donc j'ai pas interet a avoir envie de faire pipi ...

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