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 for leg
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leg \Leg\ (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of
     the leg, Sw. l[aum]gg.]
     1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the
        body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that
        part of the limb between the knee and foot.
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     2. That which resembles a leg in form or use; especially, any
        long and slender support on which any object rests; as,
        the leg of a table; the leg of a pair of compasses or
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     3. The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg;
        as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers.
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     4. A bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from
        drawing the leg backward in bowing. [Obs.]
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              He that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks for
              a favor he never received.            --Fuller.
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     5. A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg. [Slang,
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     6. (Naut.) The course and distance made by a vessel on one
        tack or between tacks.
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     7. (Steam Boiler) An extension of the boiler downward, in the
        form of a narrow space between vertical plates, sometimes
        nearly surrounding the furnace and ash pit, and serving to
        support the boiler; -- called also water leg.
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     8. (Grain Elevator) The case containing the lower part of the
        belt which carries the buckets.
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     9. (Cricket) A fielder whose position is on the outside, a
        little in rear of the batter.
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     10. (Math.) Either side of a triangle distinguished from the
         base or, in a right triangle, from the hypotenuse; also,
         an indefinitely extending branch of a curve, as of a
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     11. (Telephony) A branch or lateral circuit connecting an
         instrument with the main line.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     12. (Elec.) A branch circuit; one phase of a polyphase
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     A good leg (Naut.), a course sailed on a tack which is near
        the desired course.
     Leg bail, escape from custody by flight. [Slang]
     Legs of an hyperbola (or other curve) (Geom.), the branches
        of the curve which extend outward indefinitely.
     Legs of a triangle, the sides of a triangle; -- a name
        seldom used unless one of the sides is first distinguished
        by some appropriate term; as, the hypothenuse and two legs
        of a right-angled triangle.
     On one's legs, standing to speak.
     On one's last legs. See under Last.
     To have legs (Naut.), to have speed.
     To stand on one's own legs, to support one's self; to be
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leg \Leg\ (l[e^]g), v. t.
     To use as a leg, with it as object:
     (a) To bow. [Obs.]
     (b) To run. [Low]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but
           technically only the part of the limb between the knee and
      2: a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and
         used for locomotion
      3: one of the supports for a piece of furniture
      4: a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of
         the branches" [syn: branch, leg, ramification]
      5: the limb of an animal used for food
      6: a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg [syn: peg, wooden
         leg, leg, pegleg]
      7: a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers
         that covers a person's leg
      8: (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a
         single tack
      9: a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we
         embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise" [syn:
         stage, leg]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  124 Moby Thesaurus words for "leg":
     ambulate, ankle, appendage, arm, assist, bayonet legs, boost,
     bough, bowlegs, branch, break, breast, broken circuit, calf,
     chicken foot, circuit, circuital field, circumambulate,
     closed circuit, cnemis, complete circuit, course, crossing, cruise,
     dark meat, dead circuit, drumstick, foot, foot it, foreleg,
     galvanic circuit, gamb, gambrel, giblets, gigot, ham, hand,
     helping hand, hind leg, hock, hoof it, hot circuit, imp, jamb,
     jaywalk, jog on, joint, knee, lateral circuit, leg it, leg up,
     lift, limb, link, live circuit, lobe, lobule, loop,
     magnetic circuit, member, microcircuit, multiple circuit,
     multiple series, neck, ocean trip, offshoot, organ, oyster, pace,
     pad, pale, palisade, passage, path, pedestrianize, peg,
     perambulate, peripateticate, picket, pile, pinion, podite,
     popliteal space, printed circuit, ramification, run, runner, sail,
     scion, scissor-legs, sea trip, series multiple, shakedown cruise,
     shank, shin, short, short circuit, shuffle along, spile, spray,
     sprig, spur, stake, stems, step, stride, stump it, stumps, switch,
     tail, tarsus, tendril, thigh, traipse, tread, trotters,
     turkey foot, twig, vector field, voyage, walk, white meat, wing,

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