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midleg

[noun mid-leg; adverb mid-leg]
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noun
  1. the middle part of the leg.
  2. one of the second pair of legs of an insect.
adverb
  1. at the middle of the leg.

Origin of midleg

First recorded in 1580–90; mid- + leg
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Examples from the Web for midleg

Historical Examples

  • Its egg was attached to the coxa of the midleg of the cockroach.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

  • They had to climb a mountain with snow to the midleg, which increased their painful toil.

    Astoria

    Washington Irving

  • Rude sandals, strapped as high as the midleg with shreds cut from his cloak, completed the primitive costume of the barbarian.

    Calavar</p>

    Robert Montgomery Bird


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