from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cricket, same as leg, 6.


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  • My sister finds a daddy long-leg hanging in the corner, crawling up the wall and she runs to the kitchen where Daddy's mopping the floor.


  • Gidman lost fluency and on 99 he attempted to hook a bouncer from Hoggard but only managed to spoon the ball to Harris at long-leg.

    Matthew Hoggard sees attack dented by Gloucestershire fightback

  • Thick, long-sleeve, and long-leg neoprene suits in the winter, short and light in the spring and summer.


  • This modern theory that the leg-glance does not pay is a fetish, first because you can place the ball, and secondly if you can hook then the life of long-leg is one long frustration.

    Bowling Alone

  • A ball pitched outside legstump is flicked down to the long-leg fence.

    Cricket: The Joy of Shahid Afridi's Batting

  • Wary of rockdogs and mindful of the long-leg sentries,

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • Braan turned to the approaching horses and their long-leg riders.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • The hunter leader looked at the long-leg camp spread beneath him; he was in full view, darkness his only shield.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • To steam user Bool had been assigned the task of interpreting the long-leg drawings.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • Above-knee brace (long-leg brace) for weakness in the upper leg and knee - possibly also ankle and foot

    Chapter 7


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