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Knock-knee   Listen
noun
knock-knee  n.  (Med.) A condition in which the knees are bent in so as to touch each other in walking; inknee.
Synonyms: knock-knees, genu valgum.






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"Knock-knee" Quotes from Famous Books



... an ample grasp, that, even should the main design be trivial or base, some truth and beauty cannot fail to be expressed. Out of the strong comes forth sweetness; but an ill thing poorly done is an ill thing top and bottom. And so this can be no encouragement to knock-knee'd, feeble-wristed scribes, who must take their business conscientiously or be ashamed to ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

... needed, proof of the sheer caprice by which men's fancies are commonly swayed. We suspect, however, that if any cause more ostensible than mere accident can be alleged for this change, it is to be traced to some knock-knee'd or spindle-shanked fellow, who was ashamed to show his mis-shapen legs, and therefore concealed them in loose trousers. These boots, it is true, were not so well calculated for campaigning as the smaller ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845 • Various



Words linked to "Knock-knee" :   genu valgum, handicap, disablement, tibia valga, disability, impairment, leg



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