Hind-legs Sentence Examples
She stood on hind legs and sniffed again.
The first and second abdominal sterna are often suppressed or reduced, on account of the strong development of the hind-legs.
They are recognizable by their slender and elongate hind-legs; many of them provision their burrows with spiders.
This lizard when startled rises with the fore-legs off the ground and squats and runs on its hind-legs.
Frequently they raise themselves by standing on their hind-legs with the fore-feet resting against the trunk of the tree on which they are feeding.Advertisement
In jumping an ordinary hedge or ditch at moderate speed, there is of course a moment of time during which the horse is on his hind legs, and in theory the rider should then lean forward, but, in practice, this position is so momentary, and the lash out of the hind legs in the spring is so powerful, that it is best not to lean forward at all, because of the difficulty, if not impossibility, of getting back in time for the reverse movement, when the rider should be preparing to render the horse some assistance with the bridle as his feet touch the ground.
The second is a smaller animal than the first, with a more rounded and relatively smaller head, and the ears, hind-legs and tail shorter.
During the daytime the hillock at the entrance to the burrow is frequently occupied by one or more members of the family, which at the approach of strangers sit up on their hind-legs in order to get a better view.
In all the more typical members of the family the three middle metatarsals of the long hind-legs are fused into a cannon-bone; and in the true jerboas of the genus Jaculus the two lateral toes, with their supporting metatarsals, are lost, although they are present in the alactagas (Alactaga), in which, however, as in certain allied genera, only the three middle toes are functional.
As regards the true jerboas, there is a curious resemblance in the structure of their hind-legs to that obtaining among birds.Advertisement
The tarsier feeds chiefly on insects and lizards, sleeps during the day, but is tolerably active at night, moving chiefly by jumping from place to place; an action for which the structure of its hind-legs seems particularly well adapted.
When not moving, they often assume a perfectly upright position, the tail aiding the two hind-legs to form a tripod, and the front-limbs dangling by the side of the chest.
They are naturally timid and inoffensive, but the larger kinds when hard pressed will turn and defend themselves, sometimes killing a dog by grasping it in their fore-paws, and inflicting terrible wounds with the sharp claws of their powerful hind-legs, supporting themselves meanwhile upon the tail.
It differs from the true crocodile principally in having the head broader and shorter, and the snout more obtuse; in having the fourth, enlarged tooth of the under jaw received, not into an external notch, but into a pit formed for it within the upper one; in wanting a jagged fringe which appears on the hind legs and feet of the crocodile; and in having the toes of the hind feet webbed not more than half way to the tips.
In their arboreal life, and the habit of sitting up on their hind-legs with their food grasped in the fore-paws, dormice are like squirrels, from which they differ in being completely nocturnal.Advertisement
When they descend to the ground they sit upright, and move about by jumping with their hind-legs like jerboas.
The defective formation of the pony, the perpendicular shoulder and the drooping hind quarters, are modified; but neither the latter, nor bent hocks, which place the hind legs under the body as in the zebra, are objected to, as the conformation is favourable to rapid turning.
The rabbit thumped the ground once and then leaped into the air, its tail flashing in the sunlight as it lashed out with its hind legs.
The picture above shows a worker in close-up, with large dollops of pollen sticking to the hind legs.
It is the largest marsupial in the world. · The Kangaroo moves by hopping on its powerful hind legs.Advertisement
Feathering on feet and legs, pants on hind legs and large ruff on the neck desired and preferred.
Both hind legs were inflamed, and the ligaments contracted, and the animal was suffering from bone spavin.
She regained the strength in both hind legs and had 5 more years of active life.
Sometimes they have zebra stripes on the hind legs.
It does not seek to attack man; but when baited, or in defence of its young, shows great courage and strength, rising on its hind legs and endeavouring to grasp its antagonist in an embrace.Advertisement
An instant later he suddenly backed toward the crowd of Mangaboos and kicked out his hind legs as hard as he could.
The keeper of the bears made one big black fellow stand on his hind legs and hold out his great paw to us, which Helen shook politely.
Old Karay had turned his head and was angrily searching for fleas, baring his yellow teeth and snapping at his hind legs.
She clicked her teeth (Karay no longer had her by the throat), leaped with a movement of her hind legs out of the gully, and having disengaged herself from the dogs, with tail tucked in again, went forward.
Often the hind legs of satin cavies with OD are affected.
They were very funny because they were all standing on their hind legs like sentries on guard !
Rachel adopted a puppy with an abnormality in his hind legs making it difficult for him to walk, but he's still very cute.
My daughter's elderly cat is experiencing hair loss at the base of his tail and at the back of his hind legs.
Don't forget, this means stretching length also because some cats will stand on their hind legs to reach something that is of interest.
Help him up and he'll eventually stand on his hind legs unsteadily, giving the illusion of dancing.
She'll stand on her hind legs for a few moments!
The bear may be curious and stand on its hind legs to check you out, but this is not an aggressive stance on its part.
It can sit up on its hind legs or rest comfortably on its belly.
For a three-month period from July to October of 1972, a number of Ohio residents reported seeing a wolf-like creature running on hind legs.
The animal is also said to have powerful hind legs that allow it to sometimes walk upright and even make great leaps.
As her hind legs came down, she staggered and fell.
The fore-legs are elongate and adapted for clasping, while the short and flattened intermediate and hind legs form very perfect oar-like propellers.