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  • n. Plural form of hind leg.


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  • It was a statue of a winged lion, depicted on its hind legs in midspring, both forepaws raised high; its wings flared out behind it.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • Looking worried, the dog tracked her every movement with its eyes, and ended up by standing on its hind legs in the seat with its delicate front paws resting on the stuck-down window, still watching her.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • This, like Stonehenge of Earth, must date from far back into this planet's past when people had spawned here and lifted on their hind legs and looked at the stars and wondered.

    Behold the Stars

  • An elegant man absorbed in a newssheet was tipped back on the hind legs of his chair, his ceremonial boots propped on the desk and his saber stuck in the soil of a potted fern.

    Son of a Witch

  • The arachnid reared up on his hind legs and adopted a pose that reminded Gomez, in an unsettling way, of the Federation-standard “biohazard” icon.

    Creative Couplings

  • Eventually the light swelled so that all the lines of the varnished beadboard walls stood clear, and Inman could cock back on the chair's hind legs and count the flies on the ceiling.

    Cold Mountain

  • The pain-maddened cave bear reared up on his hind legs again, bellowed an angry roar, and lumbered toward the three young men.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • On coming close I found an animal about Dick's size standing on its hind legs and fighting with its fore paws,

    Sketches From My Life

  • (Mister Bondy was trying to gain time before that damned Povondra came back.) "Well, about as big as a seal, but when they walk on their hind legs they'd be about this high," the captain demonstrated.

    The War with the Newts

  • “And this baby is pure cute!” says his girl, Mammy, as Wingo gets up on his hind legs to lay a big wet one on her pretty face.

    Beach Road


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