feather-legged

[ feth-er-leg-id, -legd ]
/ ˈfɛð ərˌlɛg ɪd, -ˌlɛgd /

adjective Southern U.S.

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Origin of feather-legged

First recorded in 1870–75
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Example sentences from the Web for feather-legged

  • In feather-legged fowls the feathers appear first along the outer sides of the shanks and toes.

    Our Domestic Birds|John H. Robinson