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  • adj. having three legs

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or as if having three legs


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  • Its primary voters tend to be interested in fiscal, social and defense issues, which covers what Ronald Reagan once referred to as the "three-legged stool" of the conservative movement. News

  • For most people, Social Security is one component of retirement income -- one leg of the so-called three-legged stool.

  • Sunlight streamed in from a high window, and a three-legged brazier had been placed in the middle of the room, giving off a thin stream of smoke and just enough heat to keep him from freezing.

    Earl of Durkness

  • The kobold was sitting on a small three-legged stool at the bottom of the platform, with an open book in his lap.

    Master of Mirrors

  • We brought in stuff for old-fashioned games, like three-legged races and horseshoes and softball.

    Skipping a Beat

  • But people still liked the logo of the man in the straw hat sitting on a three-legged stool next to a cow.

    So Much Pretty

  • But then the three-legged race that Paul and I had started six years before met its finish line.

    Five Stops on Line 2, Ch 1: Qalb elouz

  • High Minko Tuskaloosa sat on a three-legged stool covered with panther hide.

    Fire The Sky

  • He moved never a muscle, nor twitched a hair, when, for the first time, Leclère tottered out on the missionary's arm, and sank down slowly and with infinite caution on the three-legged stool.


  • Michael, dragging her with him, growling and bristling, staggered forward a couple of three-legged steps, gave at the ruined shoulder, and collapsed.



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