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What does "kurzheinig" mean?

Example (from here):

Das niedrig gewachsene, schmalschultrige, breithüftige und kurzheinige Geschlecht das schöne nennen konnte nur der vom Geschlechtstrieb umnebelte männliche Intellekt

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It definitely is a typo (or likely an OCR error from scanning of Fraktur) since we can read the following in a contemporary publication:

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Arthur Schopenhauer: Sämtliche Werke in zwölf Bänden

Das niedrig gewachsene, schmalschultrige, breithüftige und kurzbeinige Geschlecht[...]

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It is a misspelling of "kurzbeinig", i.e. having short legs. Probably the OCR made a mistake.

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It's a typo (or rather an OCR glitch). Should be "kurzbeinig" - short-legged.

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