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The hind legs and adjoining parts of a quadruped.
buttocks, behind, backside, rear, rear end, seat, haunches, cheeksView synonyms
- ‘One attacked the throat, and the other three, the hindquarters.’
- ‘Most people admire a dog that works with its head low to the ground, with its hindquarters high and its tail tucked between its hind legs.’
- ‘He fit an arrow to his bow and shot the horse in the hindquarters at in the rear as the soldier attempted to mount.’
- ‘However, if running up slopes were a major selective factor, then one would expect increased musculature in the hindquarters to drive the legs.’
- ‘A gorgeous, flowing, ashen tail streamed from his hindquarters.’
- ‘One boy assumes the head, turning it this way and that, blinking furiously, another boy was in charge of the lion's hindquarters and its wagging tail.’
- ‘The leopard braced for the charge, tail twitching, snarling, head low, outstretched forepaws, hindquarters arched.’
- ‘No, he must splint its shins and hyperextend his hindquarters.’
- ‘His hindquarters have filled out and his hair color looks grand.’
- ‘He lifted all my feet and slapped my hindquarters like I thought it felt good or something.’
- ‘Cats should not be picked up by the scruff of the neck; instead, support the cats hindquarters in one hand and use the other to support its chest.’
- ‘I tucked my front legs and lowered my hindquarters to the ground.’
- ‘A mane of hair was left on the foreparts while the back and hindquarters were shaven.’
- ‘Fang spat at the ground by Talon's hindquarters, growling.’
- ‘He licks the loose hair down to his hindquarters and then gives up.’
- ‘See, the front half of the horse was simply white with black spots on its dappled middle, and her hindquarters and hind legs were jet black.’
- ‘Seeing sores on the sows' hindquarters and legs, Lay concluded that the flooring was uncomfortable to them.’
- ‘Mares turned their hindquarters to the north wind, bred foals without the aid of stallions.’
- ‘Within a minute she retraced her steps at a frantic gallop, the vixen snapping at her hindquarters.’
- ‘I must have the horse stopping its feet or disengaging its hindquarters before going downtown.’
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