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long leg

noun
1.
(cricket)
  1. a fielding position on the leg side near the boundary almost directly behind the batsman's wicket
  2. a fielder in this position
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  • Then he lifted one long leg over the dash-board and took the seat beside me.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • And if he should succeed, it would be scored with a long leg for him.

    Springhaven R. D. Blackmore
  • But Link, who happened to be nearest, thrust out one long leg.

    The Auto Boys' Mystery James A. Braden
  • The Coquette made a long leg of her first tack, then a short one.

    Wyn's Camping Days Amy Bell Marlowe
  • In sea phraseology, “the old ship has made a long leg to-day!”

  • And meantime it will be strange indeed if I cannot make a long leg!

    The Storm Centre Charles Egbert Craddock
  • "It will be a long leg and a short one with her, sir," the skipper said.

    The Queen's Cup

    G. A. Henty
  • A long foot means a long leg, a tall man, and a long stride.

    John Thorndyke's Cases R. Austin Freeman
  • The time was called derisively, "a long leg and a short one."

    Sabbath in Puritan New England Alice Morse Earle

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