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foreleg

either of the front legs of a horse, sheep, or other quadruped
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He held on by main strength of his bent forelegs, then scrambled over and out on deck.
The two little cubs, which had been playing, scampered quickly to her, and standing beneath her, peered out from between her forelegs, their big ears upstanding, their little heads cocked first upon one side and then upon the other.
Ali suddenly cast aside his chibouque, drew the lasso from his pocket, threw it so skilfully as to catch the forelegs of the near horse in its triple fold, and suffered himself to be dragged on for a few steps by the violence of the shock, then the animal fell over on the pole, which snapped, and therefore prevented the other horse from pursuing its way.
His father ran out with a stick, but by the time he came up, Karait had lunged out once too far, and Rikki-tikki had sprung, jumped on the snake's back, dropped his head far between his forelegs, bitten as high up the back as he could get hold, and rolled away.
Buick suffered the injury in being unseated from Permian when the Dante and King Edward VII Stakes winner broke his left foreleg as he crossed the line in last place in the Secretariat Stakes.
Buick (right) suffered the injury when the Mark Johnstontrained Permian fractured a foreleg the colt was humanely destroyed - in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes.
However, the seven-year-old had to be put down after suffering a fracture to his foreleg while grazing in a field yesterday.
There didn't appear to be anything untoward but Vautour was found to have broken his foreleg.
The largest barb is the spike at the tip of each foreleg.
It was very obvious that there was some pretty major bone damage to the right foreleg.
On a broadside presentation come up the center of the foreleg one-third up into the body.
It was also covered in blood from an injury to its left foreleg just above the hoof and was taken into care by the charity.