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make a leg

obsolete To make a show of obeisance or fealty by bowing deeply (drawing one's right leg back in the process). As I began extinguishing the lamps for the night, a small wiry man appeared before me, wearing a comically oversized suit and making a leg in a most melodramatic fashion.
See also: leg, make
References in classic literature ?
The last hundred feet to the graves was up a steep slope, and this they took on all fours, like sled-dogs, making legs of their arms and thrusting their hands into the snow.
It was the sucker punch to end them all and it connected flush on Scotland's chin, making legs wobble and minds scramble all around.
A front crease offers a slimming look making legs appear longer.
These sweeties are shape shifters, magically making legs look longer or creating a little curve.
Steel nails and screws are great for making legs and antennae for bugs and/or whiskers for cats; they won't melt, but will turn black; make sure the clay is firm or leather hard and be sure to add some additional clay; screws should be added last.
Designed to avoid creating lumps and bumps under clingy summer dresses and fitted trousers, the knickers are cut high on the leg, making legs appear longer.
The whole body puts pressure on the forefoot, making legs unable to apply balanced strength on the ground when walking.
A knee injury from running can cause extra stress on the back, leading to lower back pain when cycling; and the cumulative effects of swimming and cycling can fatigue calf muscles, making legs more susceptible to injury during a run.
Make sure they have a sheen on them, too, which has the effect of making legs look sleeker.
Boy shorts are great for making legs look long and slim.
Besides making legs appear as if nylons are being worn--without the aggravation of runs--Air Stocking smoothes out skin tones and covers varicose and spider veins, large pores and even bruises.
Great for making legs look nice and shimmery, and ideal to wear over a salon or natural tan, but not necessarily enough on its own.
The small heel helps balance, says Carnation Footcare expert Kimby Osborne - totally flat shoes stretch the tendons, making legs ache.