from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sunk in water, mud, or the like, up to the ankles.
- Of a depth sufficient to reach or come up to the top of the ankle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. coming only to the ankle or knee
Sorry, no etymologies found.
His possessions were hanging by hooks on the walls, or stuffed into a loft over his bed, which was raised slightly above the ankle-deep water below.
The dry grass, ankle-deep, is pocked brown with rotting apples.
I grabbed his hand, dragged him after me down the ankle-deep stream.
In this period, pitches used to offer an ankle-deep ploughed field one week and a skating rink the next.
I stepped into my first ankle-deep snow drift while climbing into my truck and realized exactly how permeable my three-hundred-dollar hiking boots were.
Standing ankle-deep in the brown waters of a paddy field in Niono, south of the Mauritanian border, rice producer Soumaila Kindo declares that private enterprise is the answer.
The river was still rising, though more slowly, and as soon as they left the high ground they were splashing along ankle-deep in the water.
As Solomon's blast of power wanes, he becomes aware of standing ankle-deep in sewage.
Ostermeier's Othello 2010 is yet more daringly staged: the first scenes take place in an enormous water tank, the actors sloshing about ankle-deep.
In a nearby rice field, a labourer stands ankle-deep in mud, talking on a mobile phone.
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