from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With the hocks turning inward like those of a cow: said of dogs.
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He was just the slightest bit cow-hocked, but not enough to matter.
They were black for the most part, the breed of the war-horse, and very proud in their bearing, but bigger beasts than the native breed, and not so much cow-hocked
"But, my dear Jerny, you must admit that your 'Clinker' 's inclined to be just -- a le-e-etle cow-hocked, come now, b'gad?"
So Betty and the Mistress secured stools for themselves outside the ring and the Master led in Jan to a place among no fewer than twenty-seven other competitors, ranging all the way from a queer little hairless terrier from Brazil, to a huge, badly cow-hocked animal, of perhaps two hundred pounds in weight, said to combine St. Bernard and mastiff blood in his veins.
"Rather inclined to be cow-hocked," chimed in Lawless.