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short leg

  1. a fielding position on the leg side near the batsman's wicket
  2. a fielder in this position
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  • At every slight movement Knowles lurched heavily on his short leg.

  • It was an unequal walk, like that of a person with a short leg.

    The Silver Lining John Roussel
  • He could have somebody run for him; and he can bat, even if he has a short leg.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
  • Each of these characters is taken to represent a hook with a short leg.

    Dactylography Henry Faulds
  • If the short leg of the figure points to the right it comes under Ch.

    Dactylography Henry Faulds
  • It very absurdly depended for its operation upon the delivery of water from the short leg of a siphon, instead of the long leg.

    Perpetual Motion Percy Verance
  • This latter was soon remedied by putting some old deeds under the short leg.

    St. Peter's Umbrella Klmn Mikszth
  • He played his first three balls carefully, and placed the last ball of the over in front of short leg for a single.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • "No—o, I don't s'pose his short leg will ever catch up with the other one now," Peace reluctantly admitted.

    Heart of Gold

    Ruth Alberta Brown
  • I was caught at short leg after a patient innings of ten, slightly marred, however, by about the same number of chances.

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