Legs Sentence Examples
Carmen uncrossed her legs and stood.
Those jeans make your legs look so long.
The muscles in her legs were contracting painfully.
She opened the door and slid her legs out one by one, trying to avoid contact with the car.
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The shadow made her long legs look short.
Why don't you protect those fantastic legs with some jeans and I'll take you to explore the woods.
He removed the bulletproof vest and the body armor on his arms and legs to help free his movement.
Her knees were weak, but her legs finally obeyed as she turned back toward the hotel.
She staggered on legs of rubber and he lifted her to the counter, sitting her in front of him.Advertisement
She planted her legs against the frame of the car.
The dress moved with her like a second skin, draping her curves and swishing silently around her legs.
She gripped the doorway and pulled as hard as she could until her legs were free.
It was all she could do to remain upright on tingling weak legs.
She forced her legs to move faster, stumbling and almost falling in the deep sand.Advertisement
When the ache had left her legs numb, and her breath was no longer coming in gasps, they started out again - across sand dunes - up and down.
He helped her up and she tried to stand, but her legs felt like rubber.
The muscles in her legs felt numb.
She dropped to the floor in front of the fireplace and crossed her legs.
All her dresses now fit snugly across the bust, and even her skinny legs were beginning to have some attractive curves.Advertisement
Her legs were so numb that she staggered and grabbed the stirrup.
She stretched and walked around, gradually gaining feeling in her legs.
She turned abruptly and pulling my head with one hand, kissed me hard on the mouth while her other hand groped between my legs!
She wore a T-shirt and shorts that revealed her shapely, soft legs.
The earth trembled, and her legs crumbled beneath her.Advertisement
His head spun, and his legs belted.
The magic crept up through her shoes and into her legs, warming her body as it went.
Her legs felt weak, and she sat heavily on the curb, struggling to control her breathing so she didn't pass out.
She drew her legs up, feeling vulnerable and scared in the strange place.
She leaned back against the door, mouth dry and legs shaky.
Sofia sat in one of the plush chairs, legs pulled to her chest, and watched their brotherly exchange.
She rose and dusted off her legs from where she'd knelt.
Two swung his legs off the bed, holding his breath in case she spoke again.
He traced his fingers over the scars on his hands and followed them up his arms, then his chest, then his legs.
His hips were slim, his long legs shapely.
His eyes went over her perfect legs and lingered on her ass.
With effort, Deidre hauled herself up onto a branch, wrapped her legs around it in a careful balancing act then stretched upward for the next.
Finally he entered the stall and wrapped the towel around the foal's legs.
She swung her legs around and firmly planted her feet on the ground before accepting the hand he offered.
Sure, I'd love to go explore the woods with you, but let's forget about my legs.
The spare bed was soaked with it, and it pooled around the legs.
Folding her legs beneath her, she took a deep breath and closed her eyes.
She unfolded her legs and sat on the edge of the chair.
Gabriel settled behind her, his long legs stretching out on either side of her.
She relaxed and pressed her bare legs into the sand in front of her.
His eyes went to her shapely legs.
Her legs were too weak to hold her, and he lowered her to the ground.
It has six legs.
When she returned to the starting position, her arms were shaking and her legs burning.
His legs trembled, but he forced himself on.
So you could show off those incredible legs of yours and I could watch your cute little boom-boom as I followed you, gliding around the rink.
All seemed to be in perilously dangerous situations, clinging to the sheer walls with outstretched arms and spread legs, somehow adhered to the clear surface before them.
Her eyes, her hair, those legs, the way she moved, her full, rich voice, but mostly that feeling when their eyes connected.
He took her hands, kissed one and said, "Lead the way, Legs."
As she descended, he thought, God, those legs make me dizzy.
She curled her legs under herself, and put her head on his shoulder.
This time both legs presented and then the little pink nose.
He nodded and leaned down, encircling the goat's legs with his arms.
With lightning speed, Alex moved in close, jerking one of Josh's legs out from under him.
She unrolled her pants legs and slipped into her shoes, giving him a chagrined smile.
She crossed her legs at the ankles, and he planted one knee between her thighs, driving them apart.
In a blink, she was pinned on top of his warm body, his arms locked around her and his muscular legs wrapped around hers.
She was standing with her long legs stretched out, sniffing at a rabbit.
Leaning over, he circled her legs and lifted her into his arms.
The hot horse between his legs made him want to walk rather than ride.
She wrapped her legs around him and gasped into his mouth, her own desire matching his.
Her dress lifted out, revealing long graceful legs.
Instead, he slipped an arm behind her back and one under her legs.
His casual regard lingered on her long legs and returned to her flushed face.
He surveyed her bare legs with twinkling eyes, arching a brow as he spoke.
He sat down in his chair and propped his legs up with nonchalance, as if he hadn't performed the impossible and healed her.
She found herself admiring his body and forced her attention on reading one of the books she'd picked up during a trip to stretch her legs earlier.
She crossed to the living room and tucked her legs beneath her as she sat across from him in an oversized, worn chair.
Dressed in swim trunks and nothing else, his long, lean legs were propped up on the balcony railing.
Here the place of the jib is taken by two inclined legs joined together at the top and pivoted at the bottom; a third back-leg is connected at the top to the other two, and at the bottom is coupled to a nut which runs on a long horizontal screw.
Take a few swallows of water and rest your legs for a minute.
Her legs felt like posts, but she drug one foot in front of another until the ground under her feet seemed to change.
Actually, her legs felt like stumps and her groin muscles were knotted with pain.
She crossed her legs painfully and stared down at her sandwich.
She tucked her legs under her skirt and gnawed at her lower lip.
The back door was too far away for her rubbery legs, and the only alternative was the sink.
She bent over, gagged and vomited between her legs on the carpet.
Bumpus followed, slapping our legs with his tail.
By the time they entered the building, her arms and legs were responsive again.
She sat on one of two fold-out chairs in the concrete room, legs crossed and hands in her lap.
He wore black pants that hugged his lower body to reveal the lean hips and long, muscular legs.
The old geezer is probably just pulling our legs.
She's got legs that—" "Yeah," Dean said.
Pumpkin trotted off, bouncing on legs Dean would die for.
As he began to ramble on about Mrs. Langstrom's cooking, Mrs. Lincoln jumped down and stood on hind legs, stretching up the young man's pant leg.
Faust wore new hiking shorts that exposed bowed legs as white as winter.
She stood on hind legs and sniffed again.
The bear cried out and stood on its hind legs, bawling at him.
Deidre rubbed her hands on her legs.
Startled, Deidre's gaze went from the muscular legs to his face.
A pair of legs paused in front of her cubby hole.
She swung her legs off the bed and closed her eyes.
He wiped his face and sat facing her on the edge of the balcony's railing, arms folded across his chest and legs crossed at the ankle.
Her legs grew heavy, but she pushed herself onward into the forest, away from everything that could hurt her and everyone who could stop her from ending this nightmare tonight.
She sat in the oversized armchair, curling her legs beneath her as she drank her wine.
She folded her legs beneath her once more on the chair.
As usual, the next stop filled the train, and she looked with some irritation at a five-year-old who shoved by her legs to stand next to the window beside her.
She sat up and crossed her legs, eyeing the rope.
Her arms and legs were only faintly scarred despite the glass shards from the rocket attacks and the damage done by Sasha.
Her legs were wobbly, the muscles of her inner thighs stiff.
Toby began to panic and pull, and the jaguar lowered itself farther to the ground, planting its back legs and jerking the boy towards the forest.
If you tell anyone, Rhyn will pull your arms and legs off like you.re a grasshopper!
As if unaccustomed to his longer legs, Toby tripped twice on his way to the door, stabilized himself, then started forward more cautiously.
She rose and tested her legs.
Its legs were jointed outwards like a spider's, and its ability to climb walls resembled that of a spider.
Evelyn scrambled after him, jogging to keep pace with his long legs.
She sat very still on the dark grey bed, her legs folded and hands in her lap, and stared at Evelyn.
It even slapped her with one of its long legs.
They don't have dogs, and it only has six legs!
What else has more than four legs?
Are there other creatures with more than four legs?
She sighed, ready for bed, and twisted to swing her legs from the bench.
Her sword arm shook, and her legs were rubbery.
Nishani put her gifts aside and crossed her legs in her seat before flicking on the battle planner.
Irritated, she pulled her feet up and crossed her legs beneath her.
Her throat was tight, and she didn't think her legs would carry her.
Edith looked up, rubbed a sleeve across her eyes to dry them, then brushed her hands down the white dress, smoothing the fabric against her legs.
She wore those half-stockings that were supposed to be hidden by something far longer than what covered her pudgy legs, which were streaked with the stark blue of veins looking like a map of a very congested and curvy area.
But the pristine forest and surrounding view was more than worth the tiredness that crept into the arms and legs.
Donnie viewed the encounter with mild curiosity while Gladys remained in her chair, pudgy legs elevated, looking totally petrified.
Like if I'm in a ball game, I'm the one who has the ground ball roll between my legs.
The boots were a little tight and his legs weren't exactly locked together, but the old exhilaration of gliding over the snow returned immediately.
His sole security was the loop of this rope around his body, between his legs, across his back and over his shoulder, which he then grasped as if his life depended on it.
Dean grimaced against the strain of the rope on his back, legs and shoulder.
Give it up, Legs.
Don't even think about weaseling out of it, Legs.
She opened the back door and in bounded a large Borzoi who rushed to Elisabeth and stood on his hind feet, resting his front legs on her shoulders, and then licked her face.
It's what you do to me, Legs.
I love you too, Legs, more than you know.
He skulked to the sofa, lifted her legs and sat under them.
She sloshed through the slushy snow, splashing icy water on the legs of her jeans.
The kid lay on its side, legs stretched out.
Running from it was probably the worst thing she could do, but panic had set in and her legs were under control of her mind.
She perched on one of the boulders lining the cliff edge and tucked her legs beneath her.
Saddened, she made an effort to stand on her own legs.
Her legs were a little wobbly, and she waited for them to steady her.
Her arms and legs were already too cold to feel.
She pulled the water-breather down and focused hard on kicking her wooden legs.
His voice was gravelly from lack of use, and his arms and legs felt heavy as he tested them.
She watched him pace, his long, muscular legs drawing her eyes. A familiar ache filled her, one that made her want to launch herself into his arms and never leave the dream world.
Katie frowned. In the course of a day, Gabe had gone from emotional to unaffected when discussing Death. He was distracted, and she felt like she was talking to someone completely different. Blaming herself for taking his mind off of their survival, she fell silent and followed him. Briars and branches caught her pant legs, and she found herself slowing to push more and more of the jungle's flora out of the way. Gabe, too, began to struggle with the bramble, and she noticed the jungle no longer laid their path before him. Instead of clearing away to allow them passage, it stayed where it was, obstructing them.
The woman looked human enough. Her features were hard to make out in the dark, but she at least had two arms and two legs.
He stared. It was not Hannah lying beside him but a demon with blond hair. Kris pulled his legs beneath him to sit, and Rhyn released him.
She stood on wobbly legs and all but dragged Toby to his feet.
Slowly munching an apple at mile 23, he noted with satisfaction that his legs felt good in spite of the lack of practice.
They found two more body parts last night and they don't match up with any of the earlier ones unless some Colombian had three legs.
With a full water bottle and a full stomach and legs warmed to the rhythm of the ride, he became molded into a near trance as he churned up the Colorado miles.
After a misty sunrise, a plateful of pancakes and the first ten miles, his legs hit a nice smooth cadence.
By mid-afternoon both legs were feeling tight and his breath was coming in rapid puffs each time he tackled one of the ever lengthening climbs.
Instead, he was working his backside off trying to climb an 11,000-foot mountain that never ended with the only power provided by his two aching legs.
It couldn't make him hurt any more than he did, legs aching and breath heaving as he struggled higher and higher up the Rockies.
Here he was, in total control, independent of outside power—only his arms and legs and gravity.
The vision disappeared in a moment, after someone stepped in front of Dean and helped him steady his legs and rise to his feet.
He sat his glass on the window sill and stretched out his legs.
I don't think men would think it looked distinguished if we left stubble on our legs – or let it grow long enough to trim.
Memories beckoned from the creek so she pulled off her shoes, rolled up her pants legs and waded in the cool water for a while.
As her hind legs came down, she staggered and fell.
She staggered on trembling legs.
Rolling up her pants legs, she waded across the creek.
He crawled onto the window seat opposite her and crossed his legs, laying the clipboard on them while he scanned through her plans.
He stretched his legs out and slid them off the window seat.
Carmen stretched out her legs and sighed.
It sidled up to him and wound between his legs until he picked it up.
Darian deflected it and dropped his hip, sweeping her legs out from under her.
She entered, stomping her feet to clear her legs of snow.
She clambered forward to drag Darian out of the way of one, only to feel the crushing weight of another as it slammed across her legs.
Her legs were crushed.
The weight from her legs lifted suddenly, and fresh pain jarred her back into the imploding world.
She shook her head, indicating her legs.
She couldn't feel anything, let alone her legs.
No one was with her, but her legs were healed.
Her lungs were burning and her legs aching by the time she spotted the tree ringed by stones.
No sooner had they gone than a hot, stinging sensation slid down one of his legs.
He guided the horse with his legs, testing its sluggish responsiveness as the attackers prepared to pounce.
It's been too long since I was last able to use my legs.
Taran met the first attacker head on with his sword and sought to turn his horse with his legs.
She pushed herself onto her elbows, drawing her legs to her chest.
After the demon healed his legs, he threw himself from the Western Cliffs.
She sat for a moment until her wobbly legs were strong enough before forcing herself to her feet.
They all removed their shoes and socks and rolled up their pants legs before wading into the cold water.
Carmen woke to the feel of water pounding on her legs.
Can you feel your legs?
As she drew near, it turned and ran, its tail between its legs.
By the time she reached the house, her legs were itching.
His long legs set an impossible pace, and before long she was stumbling.
The animal wound its way through his legs until he picked it up.
Aware he was trying to make her uncomfortable, Jessi refused to meet his gaze as he settled between her legs.
She saw the camera in the sand, one of the tripod legs two feet shorter than the other two.
Jessi pulled her legs out from between Xander's thighs and stood, refusing to look at him.
Shirtless, he was on the porch with his legs propped up, no doubt waiting for his coffee.
Sexy, dark-haired with long legs, Jenn was also wary.
It is possibly for the purpose of feeding on parasitic mites that book-scorpions lodge themselves beneath the wing-cases of large tropical beetles; and the same explanation, in default of a better, may be extended to their well-known and oft-recorded habit of seizing hold of the legs of horse-flies or other two-winged insects.
They have a kind of short kilt, stiff, made of black wool, with a band from back to front between the legs; under this they wear short linen trousers, which come a little below the knee, and black woollen leggings with boots.
The Seriema, owing to its long legs and neck, stands some two feet or more in height, and in menageries bears itself with a stately deportment.
The legs are red.
It is also darker in colour, has less of the frontal crest, shorter legs, a longer tail, and the markings beneath take the form of bars rather than stripes, while the bill, eyes and legs are all black.
The rock wallabies again have short tarsi of the hind legs, with a long pliable tail for climbing, like that of the tree kangaroo of New Guinea, or that of the jerboa.
Arboreal species include the well-known opossums (Phalanger); the extraordinary tree-kangaroo of the Queensland tropics; the flying squirrel, which expands a membrane between the legs and arms, and by its aid makes long sailing jumps from tree to tree; and the native bear (Phascolarctos), an animal with no affinities to the bear, and having a long soft fur and no tail.
He described it as barren and sterile, and almost devoid of animals, the only one of any importance somewhat resembling a raccoon - a strange creature, which advanced by great bounds or leaps instead of walking, using only its hind legs, and covering 12 or 15 ft.
The female is viviparous, and the young, which, unlike the parent, are provided with a long tail, live free in water; it was formerly believed from the frequency with which the legs and feet were attacked by this parasite that the embryo entered the skin directly from the water, but it has been shown by Fedschenko, and confirmed by Manson, Leiper and others, that the larva bores its way into the body of a Cyclops and there undergoes further development.
Sheer legs are generally built in very large sizes, and their use is practically confined to marine work.
Obviously, nearly every kind of crane can be made portable by mounting it on a carriage, fitted with wheels; it is even not unusual to make the Portable Scottish derrick portable by using three trucks, one under the mast, and the others under the two back legs.
It is practically a traveller mounted on high legs, so as to permit of its being travelled on rails placed on the ground level, instead of on an elevated gantry.
Of these Palaelodus was an ancestral flamingo, but with shorter legs; Limnatornis is referred to the hoopoes.
There is a general tendency among these insular birds to vary more or less from their continental representatives, and this is especially shown by the former having always darker plumage and stronger bills and legs.
Partly on account of his inability to share in the amusements of his fellows by reason of a deformity due to vaccine poisoning before he was five (the poison permanently arresting the growth and development of his legs), he was an eager student, and in 1814 he graduated at the College of South Carolina with the highest rank in his class and with a reputation throughout the state for scholarship and eloquence.
The head - carrying feelers, mandibles and two pairs of maxillae - is succeeded by the three thoracic segments, each bearing a pair of strong five-segmented legs, whose feet, like those of the adult, carry two claws.
For example, the grub of a pea or bean beetle (Bruchus) is hatched, from the egg laid by its mother on the carpel of a leguminous flower, with three pairs of legs and spiny processes on the prothorax.
Sharp; in the stag-beetle larva a series of short tubercles on the hind-leg is drawn across the serrate edge of a plate on the haunch of the intermediate legs, while in the Passalid grub the modified tip of the hind-leg acts as a scraper, being so shortened that it is useless for locomotion, but highly specialized for producing sound.
Ganglbauer (1892) divides the whole order into two sub-orders only, the Caraboidea (the Adephaga of Sharp and the older writers) and the Cantharidoidea (including all other beetles), since the larvae of Caraboidea have five-segmented, two-clawed legs, while those of all other beetles have legs with four segments and a single claw.
The carabid larva is an active well-armoured grub with the legs and cerci variable in length.
The beetles are elegant insects with long, slender legs, running quickly, and flying in the sunshine.
The fore-legs are elongate and adapted for clasping, while the short and flattened intermediate and hind legs form very perfect oar-like propellers.
With very few exceptions, the larva in this group is active and campodeiform, with cerci and elongate legs as in the Adephaga, but the leg has only four segments and one claw.
The larvae are elongate and worm-like, with short legs but often with hard strong cuticle.
The larvae are remarkable for their small head, very broad thorax, with reduced legs, and narrow elongate abdomen.
The larvae are stout and soft-skinned, with short legs in correlation with their burrowing habit.
The first larval stage is the "triungulin," a tiny, active, armoured larva with long legs (each foot with three claws) and cercopods.
After eating the contents of the egg, the larva moults and becomes a fleshy grub with short legs and with paired spiracles close to the dorsal region, so that, as it floats in and devours the honey, it obtains a supply of air.
The larvae are furnished with large heads, powerful mandibles and well-developed legs, but the body-segments are feebly chitinized, and the tail-end is swollen.
The larvae have the three pairs of legs well developed, and the hinder abdominal segments swollen.
The larvae have soft-skinned bodies sometimes protected by rows of spiny tubercles, the legs being fairly developed in some families and greatly segments to the foot, but there are really five, the fourth being greatly reduced.
The larvae have soft, fleshy bodies, with the head and prothorax large and broad, and the legs very much reduced.
Riley, who finds that the young larva, hatched from the egg laid on the pod, has three pairs of legs, and that these are lost after the moult that occurs when the grub has bored its way into the seed.
The larvae have soft, white bodies and, with very few exceptions, no legs.
The turnstone is about as big as an ordinary snipe; but, compared with most of its allies of the group Limicolae, to which it belongs, its form is somewhat heavy, and its legs are short.
At Deir el Bahri we see that the animal had its throat cut in Mahommedan fashion; it lay on its side, the legs tied together; the heart was taken out, then the liver; the burnt sacrifice was hardly known.
In North America there is a second distinct smaller species, called the coyote or prairie-wolf (Canis latrans), and perhaps the Japanese wolf (C. hodophylax) may be distinct, although, except for its smaller size and shorter legs, it is scarcely distinguishable from the common species.
Anopheles is also a more slender insect, with a smaller head, narrower body and thinner legs.
Bristles are usually present on the legs, and in the case of many families on the body also; those on the head and thorax are of great importance in classification.
For the appreciation of the sounds made by these stridulators, the ants are furnished with delicate organs of hearing (chordotonal organs) in the head, in the three thoracic and two of the abdominal segments and in the shins of the legs.
The thorax is composed of three segments; each bears a pair of jointed legs, and in the vast majority of insects the two hindmost bear each a pair of wings.
From these three pairs of thoracic legs comes the name - Hexapoda - which distinguishes the class.
Each segment of the thorax carries a pair of legs.
Demoor (1890), who find that the legs are usually moved in two sets of three, the first and third legs of one side moving with the second leg of the other.
One tripod thus affords a firm base of support while the legs of the other tripod are brought forward to their new positions.
The legs, wings and other organs of the trunk receive their nerves from the thoracic and abdominal ganglia, and the fusion of several pairs of these ganglia may be regarded as corresponding to a centralization of individuality.
In the adult state no insect possesses more than six legs, and they are always attached to the thorax; in many Thysanura there are, however, processes on the abdomen that, as to their position, are similar to legs.
In the embryos of many insects there are projections from the segments of the abdomen similar, to a considerable extent, to the rudimentary thoracic legs.
An adult Hexapod is provided with a firm, well-chitinized cuticle and six conspicuous jointed legs.
The nymph of a thrips-insect (Thysanoptera) is sluggish, its legs and wings being sheathed by a delicate membrane, while the nymph of the male scaleinsect rests enclosed beneath a waxy covering.
Larvae eruciform without thoracic legs, or vermiform without head-capsule.
Be that as it may, he declares that characters drawn from the sternum or the pelvis - hitherto deemed to be, next to the bones of the head, the most important portions of the bird's framework - are scarcely worth more, from a classificatory point of view, than characters drawn from the bill or the legs; while pterylological considerations, together with many others to which some systematists had attached more or less importance, can only assist, and apparently must never be taken to control, the force of evidence furnished by this bone of all bones - the anterior palatal.
Hesperornis too, with its keelless sternum, had aborted wings but strong legs and feet adapted for swimming, while Ichthyornis had a keeled sternum and powerful wings, but diminutive legs and feet.
In such bipedal creatures the legs and pelvis became transformed to a condition similar to that of Dinosaurian reptiles.
Except in the case of the water-spider (Argyroneta) the males are smaller, sometimes very much smaller, than the females, but have proportionately longer legs and smaller bodies.
Spiders of various families will, when alarmed, lie absolutely still with legs tucked up and allow themselves to be pushed and rolled, and handled in various ways without betraying that they are alive by the slightest movement.
The chief portion of this rig is the derrick, Oil which consists of four strong uprights or legs held in Derrick position by ties and braces, and resting on strong wooden sills, which are preferred, as a foundation, to masonry.
These larvae are minute oval creatures with a comparatively short apically fringed caudal prolongation and furnished with two pairs of short two-clawed processes, which may represent the limbs of anthropods and possibly the two pairs of legs found in Acari of the family Eriophyidae.
During the final assault on the 19th of May 1521 a cannon ball struck him, shattering one of his legs and badly wounding the other.
Some have their legs or arms distorted by long continuance in one position; others have kept their hands clenched until the finger nails have pierced entirely through their hands.
In Phoenician itself and in the other Semitic alphabets the position of the middle legs of the W is altered so that the symbol takes such forms as or V or w, ultimately ending sometimes in a form like K laid sideways, he.
The entire body behind the shoulder-blades is uniformly coloured, with the exception of the feet; the anterior part of the body, including the fore legs, neck, and jaws, is white, the cheeks and ears being coloured.
In some strains the coloured portion extends in front of the fore legs, leaving only a ring of white round the neck.
The tail is thick and bushy, the feet and legs particularly strong, and there is usually a double dew-claw on each hind limb.
The English setter should have a silky coat with the hair waved but not curly; the legs and toes should be hairy, and the tail should have a bushy fringe of hairs hanging down from the dorsal border.
The dachshund, or badger hound, is of German origin, and like the basset hound was originally an elongated distorted hound with crooked legs, employed in baiting and hunting badgers, but now greatly improved and made more definite by the arts of the breeder.
The colour is generally black-and-tan or brownish, the body is extremely long and cylindrical; the ears are large and pendulous, the legs broad, thick and twisted, with everted paws..
The number of breeds is very large, the two extreme types being the smooth fox-terrier with compact shape, relatively long legs, and the longbodied, short-legged Skye terrier, with long hair and pendent ears.
When amongst the litter of a properly mated, highly bred fox-terrier, pups are found with long bodies and thick short legs and feet, breeders are disposed to excuse the result by the supposition that the bitch has been contaminated by some earlier mating.
The greater part of the animal is covered with long brown hair, thick, matted and curly on the shoulders, so as to give the appearance of a hump, but elsewhere straight and hanging down - that of the sides, back and haunches reaching as far as the middle of the legs and entirely concealing the very short tail.
They run with considerable speed, notwithstanding the shortness of their legs.
The native cattle, also diminutive in size, with small horns and short legs, furnish beef of remarkable tenderness and flavour; while the cows, when well fed, yield a plentiful supply of rich milk.
These benches are often hewn in the form of couches with pillows at one end, and the legs carved in relief.
From this second conjunction emanated again the masculine potency Firmness (7) and the feminine potency Splendour (8), which constitute the divine legs of the archetypal man; and these sent forth Foundation (9), which is the genital organ and medium of union between them, thus yielding the third triad in the Sephiric decade.
On the 10th day of the month every household shall take a firstling male without blemish, of sheep or goat, and should kill it on the 14th at even, and sprinkle the two sideposts and lintel with the blood, and eat the roasted flesh, not sodden, including head, legs and inwards; all remaining over until the morning to be burnt by fire.
There are three distinct and large thoracic segments, whereof the prothorax is narrower than the others; the legs are much shorter and stouter than in the winged insect, with monomerous tarsi terminated by a single claw.
The gaur, which extends into Burma and the Malay Peninsula, where it is known as seladang, is the typical representative of an Indo-Malay group of wild cattle characterized by the presence of a ridge on the withers, the compressed horns, and the white legs.
He was incessantly on his legs in committee, and became a name for an opposition bandog who gave chancellors of the exchequer no peace.
The symptoms of acute poisoning are pain and diarrhoea, owing to the setting up of an active gastro-enteritis, the foeces being black (due to the formation of a sulphide of lead), thirst, cramps in the legs and muscular twitchings, with torpor, collapse, convulsions and coma.
Bulls of the typical bantin of Java and Borneo are, when fully adult, completely black except for the white rump and legs, but the cows and young are rufous.
The reference to "tail" is either to the expression "turn tail" in flight, or to the habit of animals dropping the tail between the legs when frightened; in heraldry, a lion in this position is a "lion coward."
Crippled and distorted by gout from his childhood, he was deprived of the use of his legs; but, in spite of this, he became one of the most learned men of his time, and exercised a great personal and intellectual influence on the numerous band of scholars he gathered round him.
The Arabic numerals indicate the segments of the legs.
Little is known of the form of the appendages in the lowest archaic Arachnida, but the tendency of those of the prosomatic somites has been (as in the Crustacea) to pass from a generalized bi-ramose or multi-ramose form to, that of uni-ramose antennae, chelae and walking legs.
The Pantopoda are divided into three orders, the characters of which are dependent on variation in the presence of the full number of legs.
They are especially remarkable for the small size of the body and the extension of viscera into the legs.
The first pair of limbs is often chelate or prehensile, rarely antenniform; whilst the second, third and fourth may also be chelate, or may be simple palps or walking legs.
The Silurian scorpion Palaeophonus, differs, so far as obvious points are concerned, from a modern scorpion only in the thickness of its legs and in their terminating in strong spike-like joints, instead of being slight and provided with a pair of terminal claws.
Appendages of 2nd pair not underlying the mouth, but freely movable and, except in primitive forms, furnished with a maxillary lobe; the rest of the limb like the legs, tipped with a single claw and quite unmodified (except in a').
Ventral view to show legs and somites.
The segmentation of the prosoma and the form of the appendages bear a homoplastic similarity to the head, pro-, meso-, and meta-thorax of a Hexapod with mandibles, maxillary palps and three pairs of walking legs; while the opistho io i e d c b o a S' S" 2 I VT V S IV III II I Opisthosoma Prosoma FIG.
Third or hindermost plate of the prosoma beneath which the sixth pair of legs is articulated.
Respiratory organs tracheal, opening by a pair of stigmata situated immediately behind the basal segments of the 6th pair of appendages on what is probably the sternum of the 2nd opisthosomatic somite and also in some cases upon the 5th segment of the legs.
The body is stout and thickly built; the legs are short and strong, and armed, especially the anterior pair, with long curved claws; the tail is short; and the ears are reduced to rudiments.
But the warrior had something stouter, and the Hittites wore a turned - up shoe bound round the legs with thongs.
Dingaan was simply a beast on two legs.
Its appearance is sufficiently striking - the head and lower parts, except a pectoral band, white, the former adorned with an erectile crest, the upper parts dark grey banded with black, the wings dusky, and the tail barred; but the huge bill and powerful scutellated legs most of all impress the beholder.
In some of these the legs as well as the bill are yellow or orange; and in a few both sexes are glossy black.
Later critics, judging from their own notions of the natural course of development in art, ascribed to Daedalus such improvements as separating the legs.
The godwits belong to the group Limicolae, and are about as big as a tame pigeon, but possess long legs, and a long bill with a slight upward turn.
The black-tailed godwit, though varying a good deal in size, is constantly larger than the bar-tailed, and especially longer in the legs.
In Argolis and Euboea especially a form with legs of unequal length is found / 4.
Very remarkable is the giant Taka-ashi long legs (Macrocheirus Kaempfeni), which has legs 14 metres long and is found in the seas of Japan and the Malay archipelago.
Another striking feature is shortness of legs relatively to length of trunk.
In the latter case the larva crawls about the bottom of the water or up the stems of plants, with its thickly-chitinized head and legs protruding from the larger orifice, while it maintains a secure hold of the silk lining of the tube by means of a pair of strong hooks at the posterior end of its soft defenceless abdomen.
The animal is ` brown,' of a shade from orange or tawny to quite blackish; the tail and feet are ordinarily the darkest, the head lightest, often quite whitish; the ears usually have a whitish rim, while on the throat there is usually a large tawny-yellowish or orange-brown patch, from the chin to the fore legs, sometimes entire, sometimes broken into a number of smaller, irregular blotches, sometimes wanting, sometimes prolonged on the whole under surface, when the animal is bicolor like a stoat in summer.
In pictorial art Agni is always represented as red, two-faced, suggesting his destructive and beneficent qualities, and with three legs and seven arms.
The legs of Hymenoptera are of the typical insectan form, and the foot is usually composed of five segments.
But the most natural division is obtained by the separation of the saw-flies as a primitive sub-order, characterized by the imperfect union of the first abdominal segment with the thorax, and by the broad base of the abdomen, so that there is no median constriction or " waist," and by the presence of thoracic legs - usually also of abdominal pro-legs - in the larva.
This sub-order, characterized by the " sessile," broad-based abdomen, whose fist segment is imperfectly united with the thorax, and by the usually caterpillar-like larvae with legs, includes the various groups of saw-flies.
The soft, white larvae have the thoracic legs very small and feed in the stems of various plants.
The ovipositor is long and prominent, enabling the female insect to lay her eggs in the wood of trees, where the white larvae, whose legs are excessively short, tunnel and feed.
The Tenthredinidae, or true saw-flies, are distinguished by two spines on each fore-shin, while the larvae are usually caterpillars, with three pairs of thoracic legs, and from six to eight pairs of abdominal prolegs, the latter not possessing the hooks found on the pro-legs of lepidopterous caterpillars.
Some of these - the Hydrometridae or pond-skaters, for example - move over the surface-film, on which they are supported by their elongated, slender legs, the body of the insect being raised clear of the water.
Under- (Radicola) of Phylloxera, with proneath, between the legs, lies the boscis inserted into tissue of root rostrum, which reaches back to of vine.
So strong was the feeling against him that on one occasion a would-be assassin threw at him a dynamite shell, which blew off one of his legs.
The body is elongated and furnished with four pairs of short, unjointed, stump-like legs, each terminated by a pair of claws.
These last characteristics also separate them essentially from the Pycnogonida, some members of which resemble them to a certain extent in having only four pairs of limbs, no gnathites, no respiratory organs, a ganglionated ventral nervous system, and the abdomen reduced to a mere rudiment projecting between the last pair of legs.
The technical name, Notonecta, meaning "back-swimmer," alludes to the habit of the insect of swimming upside down, the body being propelled through the water by powerful strokes of the hind legs, which are fringed with hair and, when at rest, are extended laterally like a pair of sculls in a boat.
It has yielded four bronze swords, ten socketed spear-heads, forty celts or axe-heads and sickles, fifty knives, twenty socketed chisels, four hammers and an anvil, sixty rings for the arms and legs, several highly ornate torques or twisted neck rings, and upwards of two hundred hair pins of various sizes up to 16 in.
These are generally species of the genus Penaeus (like P. caramote of the Mediterranean) which are distinguished from all those already mentioned by having pincers on the first three, instead of only on the first two pairs of legs.
The name of shrimps is sometimes given to members of the order Schizopoda, which differ from most of the Macrura in having swimming branches or exopodites on the thoracic legs.
This represents two lions confronted, resting their front legs on a low altar-like structure on which is a pillar which stands between them.
The middle of it is passed round the body, which it covers from the waist to the knees, and is hitched in front so that the two ends hang down in equal length before; these being twisted together are passed back between the legs, drawn up and tucked into the waist at the middle of the back.
After the platinum wires have been sealed through the glass, a little aqua regia is placed in the cell legs until bubbles of gas arise from the platinum, when it is thrown out and replaced by a solution of mercurous nitrate.
The legs are filled with solutions of zinc sulphate and copper sulphate, the zinc rod being in the zinc sulphate and the copper rod in the copper sulphate.
Muller, our leading authority, adopts the confusing plan of calling them second maxillae in the Cypridinidae (including Asteropidae), maxillipeds in the Halocypridae and Cyprididae, and first legs in the Bairdiidae, Cytheridae, Polycopidae and Cytherellidae, so that in his fine monograph he uses the term first leg in two quite different senses.
The first legs, meaning thereby the sixth pair of appendages, are generally pediform and locomotive, but sometimes unjointed, acting as a kind of brushes to cleanse the furca, while in the Polycopidae they are entirely wanting.
The " brush-formed " organs of the Podocopa are medially placed, and, in spite of their sometimes forward situation, Miller believes among other possibilities that they and the penis in the Cypridinidae may be alike remnants of a third pair of legs, not homologous with the penis of other Ostracoda (Podocopa included).
In April 1644 he attacked the Portuguese island of Saint Martin and was wounded; he had to return to Holland, and there one of his legs was amputated.
Long and severe religious fasts were customary at special seasons, and drawing blood from the arms, legs and body, by thrusting in aloe-thorns, and passing sharp sticks through the tongue, was an habitual act of devotion recalling the similar practices of devotees in India.
The under surface of the body, the legs, and tail are nearly white, without stripes.
In northern Europe the wood spirit, Ljesche, is believed to have a goat's horns, ears and legs.
The head is short and tapering, the forehead flat and wide, and the nose small; while the legs are strong, thick and well covered with hair.
The legs are long and the sides flat, the animal itself being generally gaunt and thin.
The principal feature of this breed, of which there are two or three varieties, is the length and quantity of the hair, which has a particularly soft and silky texture, covering the whole body and a great part of the legs with close matted ringlets.
The coat of the female is extremely short, almost like that of a race-horse, and the legs are long.
The Nepal goat appears to be a variety of the Nubian breed, having the same arched facial line, pendulous ears and long legs.
The general or typical coloration is, however, a rich tan upon the head, neck, body, outside of legs, and tail near the root.
The lips, throat, breast and belly, the inside of the legs and the lower sides of tail are pure white, marked with irregular spots of black, those on the breast being long bars and on the belly and inside of legs large blotches.
In form the jaguar is thick-set; it does not stand high upon its legs; and in comparison with the leopard is heavily built; but its movements are very rapid, and it is fully as agile as its more graceful relative.
To trot, press the legs to the saddle, and raise the bridle hand a little, and, after a moment's sitting close, begin to rise ("pose") in cadence with the action of the horse.