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I.the leg from the hip downwards, Hdt., etc.; πρυμνὸν σκέλος the ham or buttock, Il.:—as a military phrase, ἐπὶ σκέλος πάλιν χωρεῖν, ἀνάγειν to retreat with the face towards the enemy, Lat. pedetentim, Eur., Ar.
II.metaph., τὰ σκέλη the legs, i. e. the two long walls between Athens and Peiraeus, Strab.; τὰ μακρὰ σκ. Plut.

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