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.
The half-ton craft, which resembled a gold-foil-wrapped, monster-truck tire 2 meters in diameter perched atop four slender metal bird legs, is believed to have crashed into the moon's surface at a vertical velocity of 140 meters per second (313 miles per hour), and a horizontal velocity of 950 meters per second (over 2,125 miles per hour, well above Mach 2).
Never mind youngsters, this scary figure - with its scraggy long black hair, bulging eyes, demonic smile and freaky bird legs - would send a shiver down the spine of most adults.
Momo is the nickname given to a scary sculpture of a weird woman with long black hair, large bulging eyes, a wide smile and bird legs - created in 2016 by Japanese doll artist from a special effects company.
Using black embroidery floss and stem stitch (Diagram Ill), add bird legs. (See quilt photo and Pattern Section for placement.)
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).
They call those kids 'bird legs' or 'bird calves.' They'll have a tremendous upper body and nothing down below.
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.
Samoan tattoo designs also take their inspiration from the environment and everyday life; pandanus leaves, bird legs, starfish, worms, canoes and fishing nets all figure in the traditional designs