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[fawr-leg-id, -legd, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈlɛg ɪd, -ˈlɛgd, ˈfoʊr-/
having four legs.
Nautical. (of a schooner) having four masts.
Origin of four-legged
1655-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But cattle are just four-legged animals to Bob; they don't stir his soul like sheep and pigs.

    Back To Billabong Mary Grant Bruce
  • That thing that draws a coach, a four-legged thing; you strike it with a whip.

    A Hungarian Nabob Maurus Jkai
  • He entered the clump of bushes to complete the digging his four-legged companion had begun.

    The Wolves of God Algernon Blackwood
  • "Not unless it be a four-legged one from the dungeons beneath," replied Surrey.

    Windsor Castle William Harrison Ainsworth
  • They seemed more akin to me than did this four-legged thing with the monstrous head and the death-dealing rod in his boot.

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