Duck-legged
Duck-legged Duck"-legged`, a. Having short legs, like a waddling duck; short-legged. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • duck-legged — US usually ˈ ̷ ̷|legə̇d, Brit usually gd adjective : having short legs used of a person or animal * * * /duk leg id/ or, esp. Brit., / legd /, adj. having legs that are unusually short: He crept up in a half crouch that made him look duck legged …   Useful english dictionary

  • duck-legged — /duk leg id/ or, esp. Brit., / legd /, adj. having legs that are unusually short: He crept up in a half crouch that made him look duck legged. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • duck-legged — having short legs, having legs resembling those of a duck …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Wood duck — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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