bird leg

A popular term for a leg greatly decreased in diameter due to muscle atrophy

bird leg

A popular term for a leg greatly ↓ in diameter due to muscular atrophy. See Champagne bottle leg.
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By comparing measurements of the main parts of the legs of early birds-upper leg, shin, and foot - to those of their dinosaur relatives Dr Benson and co-author Dr Jonah Choiniere of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, were able to determine whether bird leg evolution was exceptional compared to leg evolution in dinosaurs.
Using black embroidery floss and stem stitch (Diagram Ill), add bird legs.
I too was in danger of reaching the Tuscan stratosphere as a flag-draped local cradled me in his arms like a giant baby and repeatedly launched me into the air (Thankfully, he was a big strong boy - I may have bird legs but I'm no Keira Knightley).
An unusual stone-top round table by Emerson et Cie features carved bird legs and beautiful inlay and the Swaim side table is topped with smooth travertine.