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long leg

noun
1.
(cricket)
  1. a fielding position on the leg side near the boundary almost directly behind the batsman's wicket
  2. a fielder in this position
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  • A long foot means a long leg, a tall man, and a long stride.

    John Thorndyke's Cases R. Austin Freeman
  • Then he lifted one long leg over the dash-board and took the seat beside me.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • He sat in his rush-bottomed chair, sideways by the deal table, one long leg crossed over the other.

  • And if he should succeed, it would be scored with a long leg for him.

    Springhaven R. D. Blackmore
  • In the midst of the laugh he stretched out his long leg and dived into his trousers' pocket.

    An Unoficial Patriot Helen Gardener
  • And meantime it will be strange indeed if I cannot make a long leg!

    The Storm Centre Charles Egbert Craddock
  • With a fine hook the long leg of the incus is dislocated forwards or backwards from the stapes.

  • On a high, dead limb stood a heron on one long leg, perfectly motionless.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • The time was called derisively, "a long leg and a short one."

    Sabbath in Puritan New England Alice Morse Earle

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