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with bare legs.
Historical Examples

Found him in a straw house in the bush, barelegged, a white savage, all mixed up with flowers and things and playing a guitar.
A Son Of The Sun Jack London

Here a barelegged laddie, with the rudest tackle, has been known to hook a 30-lb.
Bonnie Scotland A.R. Hope Moncrieff

Then suddenly turning to face me, “Now I suppose you had nothing to do with this barelegged rebellion?”
The Span o’ Life William McLennan

I was barelegged and barefooted, having lost my slippers in the run.
Bentley’s Miscellany, Volume II Various

I came across a barelegged boy of ten, a ragged urchin, who was often hanging about near our house.
Knock, Knock, Knock and Other Stories Ivan Turgenev

Her garment was already high and free, for she, too, was barelegged like himself.
Day and Night Stories Algernon Blackwood

The barelegged men and women were as industriously taking advantage of the low-tide as if nothing at all were happening.
World’s War Events, Vol. I Various

The boys were thinly clad, both were barelegged and barefooted.
The Bondman Hall Caine

barelegged boys sit upon the parapet, dangling their feet above the rising tide.
Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece John Addington Symonds

See that group of Indian women and children away out there, barelegged, digging with their axes in the rock.
Two Years in Oregon Wallis Nash


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