from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A deformity consisting in adduction of both hips, the legs crossing each other.
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"scissor-leg" or "crossed-leg" deformity -- in which the patient, if able to walk at all, does so by forward movements from the knees.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles 1893