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  • Discovering that his martingale had more slack in it than usual, he proceeded to give an exhibition of rearing and hind-leg walking.

    Chapter XI

  • Even so, he would have got the wild-dog in the end, had not Borckman, in passing, reached in and dragged Jerry out by a hind-leg.

    CHAPTER III

  • But this was sufficient for Collins to get the door ajar and with a quick clutch on Michael's hind-leg jerk him out and to the ground.

    CHAPTER XXIX

  • But the fight lasted so long that he had time to cry himself out and to experience a second burst of courage; and the end of the battle found him again clinging to a hind-leg and furiously growling between his teeth.

    The Law of Meat

  • We had to dig the trenches in the shape of a dogs hind-leg, so that when the Stukas machine gunned you, you could get to the best cover which ever way they came.

    John Keay

  • The hind-leg tendons are severed and the animal crashes to the ground.

    A better way to die? | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • In a horse, the homologues of our index finger and our ring finger, and their hind-leg equivalents, survive as tiny ‘splint’ bones, joined to the ‘cannon’ bone, and not visible outside the skin.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • There is a LOT hind-leg type meat on a steer, and I always get stuck with how to use all that tough, lean meat.

    Cheap Roast Beef

  • The announcement of this injury comes three weeks after the filly Eight Belles was put to death when she broke both ankles at the Kentucky Derby and about two years after Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, suffered a hind-leg injury during the 2006 Preakness Stakes.

    Horse Insurance Is Scrutinized

  • Should the deer have been caught by one of its fore-feet it will soon be taken, because in the act of running it will beat and batter its own face and body; if by the hind-leg, the clog comes trailing along and must needs impede the action of every limb.

    On Hunting

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