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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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  • Found him in a straw house in the bush, barelegged, a white savage, all mixed up with flowers and things and playing a guitar.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • Here a barelegged laddie, with the rudest tackle, has been known to hook a 30-lb.

    Bonnie Scotland A.R. Hope Moncrieff
  • Then suddenly turning to face me, “Now I suppose you had nothing to do with this barelegged rebellion?”

    The Span o' Life William McLennan
  • I was barelegged and barefooted, having lost my slippers in the run.

  • I came across a barelegged boy of ten, a ragged urchin, who was often hanging about near our house.

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

    Day and Night Stories Algernon Blackwood
  • The barelegged men and women were as industriously taking advantage of the low-tide as if nothing at all were happening.

  • 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

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