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piano legs

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piano legs

noun phrase

Thick calves and ankles: Claudia Schiffer, the Bardot look-alike with a slight case of piano legs, stumps down the runway appallingly clumsy (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • And we'll get out, but we're not afraid of you, even if you have got piano legs!

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
  • He made scratches all over the piano legs, but no one felt like giving him a paddy-whack.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • No, the Grundy "virtues" are fast disappearing, and piano legs are once more being worn in their natural nudity.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays Richard Le Gallienne
  • Legs that looked like girls' legs, not like piano legs—as Hannah Schmidt's did, for instance, when Hannah wore white stockings.

    The Cinder Pond Carroll Watson Rankin
  • Some of these brought art-books in monthly parts; others brought polish for the piano legs.

  • The only reply the piano mover made was to drop one of the piano legs heavily on the floor, making the dust fly.

    The Music Master

    Charles Klein
  • The weapons used on this occasion were piano legs, unscrewed from the bodies of the instruments.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I James H. Mapleson

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