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  • n. Either of the two legs towards the rear of a four-legged animal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the back limb of a quadruped


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  • The prisoners, with their negligible mass, were barely bruised, but Chintithpitmang's right hind leg had snapped under him.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • Suddenly there was MacGregor, snapping and snarling; Dyer aimed a foot at him, caught him on the hind leg just as Golden Grove heeled hard over.

    Morgan’s Run

  • They were based on a natural characteristic of elk or deer: the hind leg bends so sharply at the gambrel joint it conforms to the natural shape of a human foot.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • Fecundity! — ­he chanted in greeting, as he reined in to a halt, if halt it might be called, with his tan-golden sorrel mare a-fret and a-froth, wickedly reaching with her teeth now for his leg and next for Graham’s, one moment pawing the roadway, the next moment, in sheer impotence of resentfulness, kicking the empty air with one hind leg and kicking the air repeatedly, a dozen times.


  • Did Leclère beat Bâtard and fondle Babette, -- Babette who was not half the worker he was, -- why, Bâtard threw her down in the snow and broke her hind leg in his heavy jaws, so that Leclère was forced to shoot her.


  • The mare also looked at Sharpe, swished its tail at the flies, and stood patiendy with one hind leg lifted off the ground.

    Sharpe's Eagle


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