from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rest or support for the leg.


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  • You look comfortable in the recliner, especially with the leg-rest up and the pictures on your lap like you are reminiscing.

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  • She sat up on the leg-rest portion of the chaise, keeping her blanket tightly wrapped around her.


  • The mattress was covered with a petate, or native mat, and there were two pillows -- a big, fat, bolstery one, and another, called _abrazador_, which is used for a leg-rest.

    A Woman's Impression of the Philippines

  • He sat down on the table, and dragged up a chair as a leg-rest.

    Love Among the Chickens

  • Tom advanced before him, carrying the leg-rest, and stood beside Maggie on the hearth.

    VIII. Daylight on the Wreck. Book III—The Downfall

  • I remained to dinner, but a leg-rest was provided for me, and everything done to make me feel comfortable, whilst Sir George sent a messenger to Mr. Husband, an eminent surgeon of York, asking him to see me at the hotel as early as possible next morning.

    Memoirs of Sir Wemyss Reid 1842-1885

  • After a bad night with his mother (for he insisted on taking his turn as a sitter-up) he was busy next morning before breakfast, contriving a leg-rest for Dixon, who was beginning to feel the fatigues of watching.

    North and South

  • A Hi Tech chair like this might look strange in your room, but once you get past its looks you can enjoy all his benefits 4 speaker Surround Sound by Bose – 100 watts, Panoramic Viewing via Dual 21 flat screens with Vibration isolation construction, Ergonomic chair features memory foam cushioning with gel cell inserts, Reclining foot and leg-rest support and elevate the lower legs, improving circulation, Fully adjustable armrests with full neoprene support surfaces for the user result in improved mouse and keyboard use with less injury .

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