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- n. Either of the front legs of a quadruped.
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- n. Either of the two legs towards the front of a four-legged animal.
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- n. the forelimb of a quadruped
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The foreleg, which is attached to the thigh by a very flexible articulation, is also a double-edged saw, but the teeth are smaller, more numerous, and closer than those of the thigh.
Some examples even exceed these in the freedom of their outline, and the vigorous action which they depict, as, for instance, the man seizing a wild bull by the horn and foreleg, which is figured.
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There was a coyote with a foreleg fracture, and a mallard with an injured foot.
She uttered solicitous cries, and, as Michael strove to rise on his ruined foreleg, scolded him with sharp gentleness and with her arms tried to hold him away from the battle.
One hyena is biting your tail while another is biting your foreleg.
Sometimes mules an infertile cross between a horse and a donkey are born with additional toes on each foreleg, complete with hoofs.
The copper dragon offered its foreleg as a step, and the Dragon Lord climbed into the saddle.
The dragon raised its foreleg, offering a place to stand, and lowered the man to the deck.
Took 3 of us to load, as he hit the scales at 290 lbs and I shot him with a black Power gun at l70 yds just behind the right foreleg.
The foreleg of a great grizzly lashed at that tooth.