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/ˈlɒŋˌlɛɡd; -ˌlɛɡɪd/
having long legs
(informal) (of a person or animal) able to run fast
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  • Never in my life have I seen such gyrations and capers as were cut by that long-legged, loose-jointed, miraculously flying figure.

    Beasley's Christmas Party Booth Tarkington
  • In the midst of that party sits our captain, on the back of a long-legged mule.

    The Golden Dream R.M. Ballantyne
  • Then a long-legged boy, his eyes roving anxiously about in search of danger followed.

    The Red Dust Murray Leinster
  • The big, long-legged, red-haired devil has been learning to box on the quiet.

  • The long-legged Lil Artha could have easily outrun his comrade had he chosen, but he made no effort to do so.

  • He was well ahead of his platoon, for he was over six foot and long-legged at that.

    Mud and Khaki Vernon Bartlett
  • long-legged, wading birds, with all four toes long, slender and without webs.

    Bird Guide Chester A. Reed
  • He is after a nest of ants, or is chasing a long-legged spider.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp

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