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making a leg

making
a
leg
is an acrostic for mal.

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Google previewAll's well that ends well. Much ado about nothing (1881)

by William Shakespeare

Making a leg is an old phrase for bending the knee, curtzying, or doing an obeisanoe. 2 A pin-bullock is a pointed or sharp buttock. Qualc/z is flat or squat. Brawn is plump or prolubenmt .' used especially of any muscular protuberance.

Google previewThe Complete Works of William Shakespeare (1880)

With a Life of the Poet, Explanatory Foot-notes, Critical Notes, and a Glossarial Index by William Shakespeare

Making a leg is an old phrase for bending the knee, curtsying, or doing an obeisance. 2 A pln-buttock is a pointed or sharp buttock. Quatch is flat or squat. Brawn is plump or protuberant : used especially of any muscular protuberance.

Google previewThe Slang Dictionary (1864)

Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast" Expressions of High and Low Society. Many with Their Etymology, and a Few with Their History Traced by John Camden Hotten

making a LEG,” a countryman's bow, projecting the leg from behind as a balance to the head bent forward.—Shakspeare. LEG-OF-MUTTON, inflated street term for a sheep's trotter, or foot. LENGTH, forty-two lines of a dramatic composition.

Google previewThe Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal (1874)

by John Camden Hotten

"making a leg, a countryman's bow, — projecting the leg from behind as a balance to the head bent forward. — Shahspeare. Leg-of-mutton, humorous street term for a sheep's trotter, or foot. Leg of mutton fist, a large, muscular or bony hand.

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words (1860)

Used at the Present Day in the Streets of London, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Houses of Parliament, the Dens of St. Giles, and the Palaces of St. James : Preceded by a History of Cant and Vulgar Language : with Glossaries of Two Secret Languages, Spoken by the Wandering Tribes of London, the Costermongers, and the Patterers by John Camden Hotten

assist, as when one mounts a horse ; " making a leg," a countryman's bow, — projecting the leg from behind as a balance to the head bent forward. — Shakespere. LEGGED, in irons. LEGS, or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words

by John Camden Hotten

LEG IT, to run; LEG BAIL, to run off; “to give a LEG,” to assist, as when one mounts a horse; “making a LEG,” a countryman's bow,—projecting the leg from behind as a balance to the head bent forward.—Shakespere. LEGGED, in irons. LEGS ...

Google previewFuldstaendigt Dansk og Engelsk haand-lexicon (1824)

udarbeidet efter de bedste og nyeste ordbøger by Christian Friderich Bay

the Making a Leg to one(for at skiule sig) the Lying - close to the Ground. Bukkeskiæg, (Urt) Salfify. - Bukkestank, a rammish Stink. ” Bukketorn, Bucksthorn, Tragacant. Bul, (Stamme paa Træe) a Trunk, Stump, Stem or Body of a ...

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