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[bair-leg-id, -legd] /ˈbɛərˌlɛg ɪd, -ˌlɛgd/
adjective, adverb
with bare legs.
Origin of barelegged
First recorded in 1325-75, barelegged is from the Middle English word barlegged. See bare1, legged Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The summons was answered by the barelegged girl who acted as waiter in the inn.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • The effect on the barelegged porters was doubtless much worse.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • Here a barelegged laddie, with the rudest tackle, has been known to hook a 30-lb.

    Bonnie Scotland A.R. Hope Moncrieff
  • I was barelegged and barefooted, having lost my slippers in the run.

  • Her garment was already high and free, for she, too, was barelegged like himself.

    Day and Night Stories Algernon Blackwood
  • The boys were thinly clad, both were barelegged and barefooted.

    The Bondman

    Hall Caine
  • barelegged boys sit upon the parapet, dangling their feet above the rising tide.

  • See that group of Indian women and children away out there, barelegged, digging with their axes in the rock.

    Two Years in Oregon

    Wallis Nash
  • The barelegged men and women were as industriously taking advantage of the low-tide as if nothing at all were happening.

  • Both were barefooted and barelegged, deeply freckled, and with long, tow-coloured locks.

    The Kindred of the Wild Charles G. D. Roberts

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