having crooked legs; bowlegged.
He introduced her to his brother officers, and all went well for about a fortnight, when she eloped with a bandy-legged tinker.
Social England under the Regency, Vol. 1 (of 2) John Ashton.
Lots of boys pretend they are bandy-legged when they see me coming.’
Chatterbox, 1905. Various
Sometimes he would appear on deck in the middle of the night, looking very grotesque and bandy-legged in his sleeping suit.
Tales Of Hearsay Joseph Conrad
He was bandy-legged from being coaxed to stand alone too soon.
An Anarchist Woman Hutchins Hapgood
Did I swap a dress suit for this bandy-legged pup, I wonder?
The Woman Gives Owen Johnson
When he stood up, Gloria saw that he was bandy-legged and very short.
Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2) F. Marion Crawford
This message could hardly have come from Beth’s “bandy-legged buzzard.”
The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
The wood-box yielded him; a small, jovial, bandy-legged puppy.
A Man’s Hearth Eleanor M. Ingram
“And very wide awake she is, is Miss Todd,” said the admiring Mr. Wutsanbeans, as he stood among his bandy-legged satellites.
The Bertrams Anthony Trollope
Tiny, malformed, and bandy-legged, it was still the spitting image of him.
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town Cory Doctorow
- Bandy legs
plural noun another term for bow legs Historical Examples What could possess that fellow; with his unmeaning face, fat paunch, and bandy legs, to have his picture taken? Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XXIV, May 1852, Vol. IV Various It had bandy legs and granulated eyelids, and seemed to be dumb. The Best Short Stories […]
to pass from one to another or back and forth; give and take; trade; exchange: to bandy blows; to bandy words. to throw or strike to and fro or from side to side, as a ball in tennis. to circulate freely: to bandy gossip. (of legs) having a bend or crook outward; bowed: a new […]
noun (Austral, informal) an imaginary town, far from civilization
a person or thing that ruins or spoils: Gambling was the bane of his existence. a deadly poison (often used in combination, as in the names of poisonous plants): wolfsbane; henbane. death; destruction; ruin. Obsolete. that which causes death or destroys life: entrapped and drowned beneath the watery bane. Contemporary Examples Bigness is the bane […]