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[three-leg-id, -legd] /ˈθriˈlɛg ɪd, -ˈlɛgd/
having three legs:
a three-legged stool.
Informal. (of a schooner) having three masts.
Origin of three-legged
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Their seats were three-legged stools, but the table was bountifully spread.

    The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
  • There is a three-legged crow in the sun who always wants to get down and eat them.

  • The Young Comrade who sat in the corner upon a three-legged stool seemed not to hear the humming.

    The Marx He Knew John Spargo
  • The three-legged crow in the sun is the counterpart of the three-legged ram-toad in the moon.

  • The judge sat down on the three-legged stool, which, with a shake-down bed, furnished the jail.

    The Prodigal Judge Vaughan Kester
  • We do not want chalets and three-legged stools, cow-bells and buttermilk.

  • The furniture consisted of a three-legged round table, a chair minus a leg, and a three-legged stool.

    Her Benny Silas Kitto Hocking
  • Just opposite the door, on a three-legged stool, sat the prisoner.

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