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Synonyms for leg

not have a leg to stand on


  • have no basis
  • be vulnerable
  • be undermined
  • be invalid
  • be illogical
  • be defenceless
  • lack support
  • be full of holes

on its or your last legs


shake a leg

stretch your legs


Synonyms for leg

a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion

a part of a forked or branching shape

the limb of an animal used for food

a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg

(nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack

a section or portion of a journey or course

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For galliform species, metal leg bands and radio-transmitters are widely used marking techniques.
If using a 1-way stretch knit, cut the waistband and leg bands on the cross-grain so the stretch runs along the length of the pattern pieces.
Males were identified based on their metal and plastic leg bands, location on the lek, and unique physical characteristics (such as missing feathers, injuries, etc.).
During the summer of 2010, a 36-day-old male Peregrine Falcon that had been marked with leg bands was seen flying from its natal site and was subsequently observed at a neighboring nest site that contained two nestlings.
To prevent these costly risks, every infant in the maternity ward is fitted with a leg band that will signal an alarm if taken too close to the sensors placed at doorways.
Yoshikazu Katsumata, 69, the chairman of the company, found the 40-centimeter-long bird with a black leg band Nov.
At this time, the execution-team members are entering the execution chamber with the headset and the leg band. One member is in the process of securing the leg band to the fleshy part of the inmate's right leg.
He writes down the codes from the tag on her bill and her leg band. By keeping track of these codes, scientists have discovered that each female uses the same nesting spot year after year.
After April 1, 1988, any individual found with a parrot, without a government leg band would be considered in breech of the amnesty and receive the maximum penalty by law.
LAS VEGAS -- A flock of doves fluttered skyward at sunrise in Las Vegas on Monday, each bird bearing a leg band with the name of one of the 58 people slain in the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history one year ago.
Birds were weighed and then banded with a numbered Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme leg band. A size-2 yellow plastic livestock ear-tag (< www.leaderproducts.com.au >), with overall dimensions of 54 x 48 mm and displaying three foil stamped black digits, was then attached to each wing, using a livestock ear tag applicator (Martin and Major 2010).
Her blue leg band was still attached to her left leg, and her GPS and radio transmitters were still attached to her body.
Within 20 min after each trap was triggered, we had removed the captured gull, attached a satellite transmitter using the leg-loop design (Mallory and Gilbert, 2008), applied a stainless steel leg band, and released the bird.