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- adj. Without legs.
- adj. Too drunk to stand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not having a leg.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no legs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not having legs
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The Gimp Parade: Not "legless": Ten pairs of legs!
Thanks to him and black_samvara i am never going to live down the 'legless' comment ... although ... if it means juffles kneeling in front of me more often then well ... who am i to complain?
That would be like giving one particular genus of fish a name meaning "legless", "hairless" or "cold-blooded" when all fish share those traits.
I think "legless" is a suitable term to describe our state, although Hughie and I have managed to carry Paul from the pub to the golf course, and dropped him only once.
One legend says that he sat so long in contemplation that his legs fell off, and a kind of legless doll which is a favourite plaything in Japan is still called by his name.
A 'legless' hedgehog was found rolling around an orchard after getting drunk by gorging on fermented apples.
To quote Harold: "It may well be that the expression 'legless' came from drinking rough cider.
As someone who gets travel sick on occasions (never on a plane or boat though), I have to say I have never lost the use of my legs (I've never been legless, so to speak) when I was ill.
Only Germany and France, legless, and half-eaten, will survive
P.S. Favorite dead body description of the book: “He looked at a headless woman, a legless man, at something so torn open it had become a flesh canoe filled with blood.”