legging

Part of speech: noun

A covering for the leg. leggin.

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Usage examples "legging":

  1. The next moment she was legging it for the dining- room, while I, having bunged the bicycle into a bush, made for the stairs. - "Right Ho, Jeeves", P. G. Wodehouse.
  2. This time, however, she was effectually frightened- too much so even to resort to hysterics, for she was not quite sure that when he had buttoned the last button of his left legging he might not resume operations, and terminate their conjugal relations. - "The House by the Church-Yard", J. Sheridan Le Fanu.
  3. Puddock told things in a very simple and intelligible way, and Cluffe heard him in total silence; and just as he related the crowning fact, that he, the lieutenant, was about to marry Miss Rebecca Chattesworth, having reached the milestone by the footpath, Captain Cluffe raised his foot thereupon, without a word to Puddock, and began tugging at the strap of his legging, with a dismal red grin, and a few spluttering curses at the artificer of the article. - "The House by the Church-Yard", J. Sheridan Le Fanu.