Definition of Long-legs

1. Noun. Long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Long-legs

long-head coneflower
long-headed
long-held
long-horned
long-horned beetle
long-jawed spider
long-jumper
long-lasting
long-leafed
long-leaved
long-leg arthropathy
long-legged
long-legged buzzard
long-legged buzzards
long-legs (current term)
long-life
long-lining
long-lived
long-lost
long-neck
long-neck clam
long-nose
long-period
long-play
long-playing
long-range
long-ranger
long-rangers
long-run

Literary usage of Long-legs

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diversions of a Naturalist by Edwin Ray Lankester (1915)
"CHAPTER XXIV DADDY-long-legs IN early September, golf links and other ... Our daddy-long-legs has no sting, though the female has a sharply pointed tail. ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1794)
"... With long legs, that fed on the grain of the deer, Their courte was like the ... With long legs, high-mettled, fed with grain ; They were ruddy ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"53. has the bill of the Stonechats, but differs in its long legs. Sylvia Saxicola Obscura, King, Zool. Jour. Black-brown ; wings short and rounded ..."

4. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"I say the necks of birds and quadrupeds are commensurate to their legs, so that they which have long legs have long necks, and thuy that have short legs ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1888)
"It is not the doctor ; it is not the old white horse; it is not to be even the boy with long legs. The curtain was a leather curtain, and the hero was of ..."

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