Roosevelt fired, but the shot went low, only breaking a fore-leg.
“Take him just behind the fore-leg,” whispered Bladud, as he drew his bow.
The first trap we reached had the fore-leg of a fox in it only.
But she, poor brute, was done for—her off fore-leg hung loose.
She took the young one by one fore-leg, and disappeared with it like lightning into the depths.
The Frog feared lest the Mouse should come to harm, and so tied his own hind-leg to the fore-leg of the Mouse.
Then, securing the rope to a stout branch, he made a slip-knot in the end of it and tried to throw it over the boar's fore-leg.
The paddle of the turtle has similarly evolved out of a fore-leg used for walking on land.
So the first joint that shows, where the fore-leg joins the body, is not the shoulder but the elbow.
The fore-leg on the same side thus becomes sufficiently free for the animal to move it a little in advance.