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thigh-slapper

A hilarious joke, especially one that evokes loud and prolonged laughter. My uncle told me a real thigh-slapper the other day! Do you want to hear it?

thunder-thighs

n. big or fat thighs. (Cruel. Also a rude term of address.) Here, thunder-thighs, let me get you a chair or two.
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Though alone against all and with a wound in his thigh, Bicarat wished to hold out; but Jussac, who had risen upon his elbow, cried out to him to yield.
They cut out the thigh bones all in due course, wrapped them round in two layers of fat, and set some pieces of raw meat on the top of them; then Nestor laid them upon the wood fire and poured wine over them, while the young men stood near him with five-pronged spits in their hands.
Sir," replied the wounded man, "believe me, there is no time to lose; the ball has broken the thigh bone and entered the intestines.
A twelve-pound ball from the thigh of a human being:” exclaimed Mr.
cried he suddenly, smiting his hand upon his thigh "I have it now
Thanks to the delay caused by this crossing of the wolf's path, the old dog with its felted hair hanging from its thigh was within five paces of it.
Not until I was safe from them did I turn my attention to that live agony on my thigh.
But in those items the ancient was intact, although one leg ceased midway between knee and thigh.
he broke out suddenly, slapping his thigh with his great red hand, "I knew that there was something a-missing, but I could not bring to my mind what it was.
Thrice was he stricken by my spear and dashed to earth, and his shield was pierced; but the fourth time I struck his thigh, laying on with all my strength, and tare deep into his flesh.
Came not in flame, and from the thigh bones dripped
His back very much scarred by the whip; and branded on the thigh and hips in three or four places, thus (J M).
This hush con- tinued while I was being chained to the stake; it still continued while the fagots were carefully and tediously piled about my ankles, my knees, my thighs, my body.
It was the splendidest sight that ever was when they all come riding in, two and two, a gentleman and lady, side by side, the men just in their drawers and undershirts, and no shoes nor stirrups, and resting their hands on their thighs easy and comfortable -- there must a been twenty of them -- and every lady with a lovely complexion, and per- fectly beautiful, and looking just like a gang of real sure-enough queens, and dressed in clothes that cost millions of dollars, and just littered with diamonds.
The animal is vulnerable only in the stomach and between the thighs.