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Pegleg of Gen. Józef Sowiński

A pegleg is a prosthesis, more specifically an artificial limb of carved wood fitted to the remaining stump of a human leg, as often seen in pirate movies. Peglegs have been replaced by more-modern materials, though some sports prostheses do have the same form.

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Famous peg leg wearers

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Not Quite Peglegs

  • Long John Silver in the book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stephenson, was missing a leg, but did not have a pegleg. He used a crutch.
  • Davy Jones, a character in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, was missing a leg, but it was replaced by the leg of a crab.
  • The Scotsman, in the Samurai Jack TV series, has his missing leg replaced by a machine gun.
  • Cherry Darling, in the Grindhouse film Planet Terror, has a missing leg replaced by an assault rifle.

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