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See bow legs
- ‘Despite advancing years, both bow-legged veterans scampered up and down the pitch with the zest of teenagers, McAllister even finding the energy to score one and set up two others.’
- ‘Do I even need to mention the guy was bow-legged?’
- ‘Instead, they're like some dangerous cult, full of bow-legged, wiry weirdos in garish outfits, fuelled on sour dough toast and skinny latte.’
- ‘Whether it be verbal brickbats or rogue footballs, Rivaldo is always getting knocked down, though the lanky, bow-legged Brazilian enigma is well capable of hauling himself up.’
- ‘Or maybe he's just had one, because he's walking kind of bow-legged.’
- ‘Anyone who has witnessed the sorry sight of bent, bow-legged youngsters staggering to school with bags the size of bathtubs on their backs will know what I mean.’
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