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midleg

[ noun mid-leg; adverb mid-leg ]
/ noun ˈmɪdˌlɛg; adverb ˈmɪdˈlɛg /
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noun
the middle part of the leg.
one of the second pair of legs of an insect.
adverb
at the middle of the leg.
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Origin of midleg

First recorded in 1580–90; mid- + leg
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How to use midleg in a sentence

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

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

    Calavar|Robert Montgomery Bird
  • They had to climb a mountain with snow to the midleg, which increased their painful toil.

    Astoria|Washington Irving
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