from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pachydermia of the leg; Barbados leg. See pachydermia.


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  • He was very gay, but one felt the force of government in him; there was dictation in his joviality; his principal ornament was a pair of trousers of elephant-leg pattern of nankeen, with straps of braided copper wire; he carried a stout rattan worth two hundred francs in his hand, and, as he treated himself to everything, a strange thing called a cigar in his mouth.

    Les Miserables, Volume I, Fantine


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