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foreleg

either of the front legs of a horse, sheep, or other quadruped
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The lion was roaring in rage close behind him as he swung the deer across his shoulder, and, grasping a foreleg between his strong teeth, leaped for the nearest of the lower branches that swung above his head.
The other fox-terrier, the one with the injured foreleg, endured Michael's sniff with no more than hysterical growls deep in the throat; but the flipping out of Michael's tongue was too much.
'em flung out at her, an' she's got her shank bruised o' the near foreleg."
There was hope, though, in finding his heart through his exposed chest, or, better yet, of breaking his shoulder or foreleg, and bringing him up long enough to pump more bullets into him and finish him.
The leopard's forelegs were paralysed and it also sustained a neck injury.
But then one drags the other across the shelf before they bizarrely both rise up on their back legs and slap and strangle each other with their forelegs.
One of the other two had escaped with multiple wounds to the forelegs and a tyre burn that was going to take some time to heal.
Once her prey is spotted, a mantis uses her front legs, called forelegs. The mantis folds her forelegs in the "praying" attack position.
Displays will include the renowned capriole upward leap, the levade, which sees the stallion put its entire weight on its hind legs, and the courbette, where it tucks up its forelegs and then jumps forward in a series of hops.
It has segmented antennae, forelegs "about twice as long as the head," midlegs and hind legs "slightly longer than the [forelegs]," the journal read.
Whiskers, which are two to three times thicker than other hair, grow on the eyebrows, chin, cheeks and areas behind the forelegs above the paw.
She just loves the warm water and we are seeing major improvements to her arthritic forelegs."