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dead leg

noun
1.
(informal) temporary loss of sensation in the leg, caused by a blow to a muscle
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  • Dragging his dead leg behind him, the paralytic crossed the bare floor to where his brother's grey head was bent to his task.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb
  • Dragging his dead leg behind him, the paralytic crossed the bare floor to where his brother's gray head was bent to his task.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb

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