Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Ancient Armor) In the Middle Ages, armor for the legs below the knees, usually having front and back pieces; called also greaves.

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Examples

  • Perhaps I have finally succumbed to the famous French malady known as ‘heavy legs’ or jambes lourdes which I hitherto assumed to be a fictitious complaint.

    sex

  • DanMichael was given the privilege to guide me through tendues, fondues and ronds de jambes.

    Patrizia Chen: In His Shoes

  • The Tour de France founder Henri Desgrange wrote a training book in 1894 (reissued in 1930), titled “La Tête et les Jambes,” in which he made the case that a complete cyclist is one who uses his head (tête) to decide when to make a decisive move in a race and then uses his legs (jambes) to go for victory.

    The battle over two-way radios about to explode

  • In relation to the ‘jambes lourdes’, its something I get too and used to think I must be imagining, but

    knocked update

  • DanMichael was given the privilege to guide me through tendues, fondues and ronds de jambes.

    Patrizia Chen: In His Shoes

  • Perhaps I have finally succumbed to the famous French malady known as ‘heavy legs’ or jambes lourdes which I hitherto assumed to be a fictitious complaint.

    knocked update

  • Dressed in something fabulously gauzy, a young ballerina demonstrated plies and tendues, frappes and grands battements, rond de jambes and fondues.

    Wishing For Limber Limbs

  • It is a muscular pain related to “stiffness” after a repetition of physical efforts, so, you would feel “des courbatures” dans les jambes, les bras, le dos (in your legs, your arms your back) to be stiff

    courbature - French Word-A-Day

  • Dressed in something fabulously gauzy, a young ballerina demonstrated plies and tendues, frappes and grands battements, rond de jambes and fondues.

    Patrizia Chen: Wishing For Limber Limbs

  • Sur ce j'suis rentré a 12h30, j'suis allé me coucher directement parce que j'voyais tout trouble et j'avais les jambes qui tremblaient.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

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