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  • n. Plural form of hindleg.


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  • The bear rises onto its hindlegs and climbs over the wall of the house.

    The bit with the bear attack (novel excerpt)

  • A goat can stand on the end of a stick -- a rat can climb up almost anything but a glass bottle: a dog can stand on his hindlegs like a gentleman -- and a heron or a crane can stand on one leg -- But did you ever see a horse stand on one leg -- or on his hindlegs except for a minute in an ill temper?

    Carolyn Vega: John Ruskin's "Great Horse-Controversy"

  • Maybe they were wrong, but the leading critics (save for a small handful with whom I simply do not agree) are generally close enough to be helpful most of the time – and none of us is right all the time, even when we stand on our hindlegs and proclaim that we can pick out wines blind.

    Tasting Bordeaux 2005 blind with Robert Parker | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • Ambam isn't the first gorilla to walk on his hindlegs.

    WATCH: Gorilla Walks Upright Like A Human

  • She was 15.2, huge for the time, and her idea of fun was to stand on her hindlegs with me on her back and walk across the road.

    BOOK VIEW CAFE BLOG » Going to War? Ride a Mare

  • Like a Western quarter horse, he could rise on his hindlegs and in an instant spin around 180 degrees.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • I swerve in front of the gate, hindlegs following forelegs too late and I stumble, right myself, twist past the piss-hut and the old woman shouts, - ¡Vuelve aquí! but I don't.

    Help with fiction short story

  • At the furthest edge of the rain forest, one of the herbivores had stopped eating and had stretched itself up on its hindlegs, its crested head pointing steadily north.

    Cattle Town

  • The predator measured a distance on the quivering flank; its front paws, far smaller than the massive hindlegs, were almost obscene in this gesture.

    Cattle Town

  • Sharpening the scope for the increased distance, Kai watched as the colossus strutted on its huge hindlegs into the peaceful valley.

    Cattle Town


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