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feather-legged

[feth-er-leg-id, -legd]
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adjective Southern U.S.
  1. cowardly.

Origin of feather-legged

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for feather-legged

Historical Examples

  • In feather-legged fowls the feathers appear first along the outer sides of the shanks and toes.

    Our Domestic Birds

    John H. Robinson


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