short leg


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short leg

[′shȯrt ′leg]
(engineering)
One of the wires on an electric blasting cap, which has been shortened so that when placed in the borehole, the two splices or connections will not come opposite each other and make a short circuit.
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There was a minute or two of silence; for Peony, whose short legs were never weary, had gone on a pilgrimage again to the other side of the garden.
Nevertheless, airily as she was clad, the child seemed to feel not the slightest inconvenience from the cold, but danced so lightly over the snow that the tips of her toes left hardly a print in its surface; while Violet could but just keep pace with her, and Peony's short legs compelled him to lag behind.
It has short legs, web feet, extremely long-pointed wings, and is of about the size of a tern.
All that was left was a woman with short legs, who lay down because she had a bad figure, and worried patient Varenka for not arranging her rug to her liking.
It has white wool, like a sheep, mingled with a thin growth of long hair; but it has short legs, a deep belly, and a beard like a goat.
He was a fat little man, with short legs, young still -- he could not have been more than thirty -- but prematurely bald.
Their shaggy, big-bellied horse, all covered with snow, breathed heavily under the low shaft-bow and, evidently using the last of its strength, vainly endeavoured to escape from the switch, hobbling with its short legs through the deep snow which it threw up under itself.
The length of her body was strikingly out of proportion to her short legs. Prince Vasili turned to her.
Short leg is still open, suggesting after today's spread the hedger is long the Aug 38.5/41.5 put spread.
In the first session, pace bowler Starc provided Australia with an early breakthrough in the third over when Mohammad Hafeez fell to a freakish catch at short leg by Labuschagne for four.

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