Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having long, thin legs; spindle-shanked.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having long, slender legs.
- adj. having long slender legs
“I'm trying to figure out if the beings of wire and feather, spindle-legged and scarecrowed, are of the same ilk as Madam Terpsichore.”
“Behind me, on his straw, crouched the small, narrow-shouldered, spindle-legged representative of the urt people.”
“There are filigree flowers, spindle-legged men, miniature berries and delicate boats.”
“By the bye, who was that spindle-legged, shoe-buckled parson feller we met by now?”
“And then, at the end of an aisle cluttered with glassy armoires and spindle-legged vanities, dancing under my septuagenarian's eyes and those fixed, spotted lights, I saw -- when I looked again I couldn't mistake it -- this ghost, this small, lost thing, floating like a piece of impossible wreckage toward me.”
“The delicate silver instruments stood once more on the spindle-legged tables, puffing and whirring serenely.”
“Cover your faces and take a spray,' Mrs Weasley said to Harry and Ron the moment she saw them, pointing to two more boitles of black liquid standing on a spindle-legged table.”
“Harry roared, and he seized the delicate silver instrument from the spindle-legged table beside him and flung it across the room; it shattered into a hundred tiny pieces against the wall.”
“A straight-backed, spindle-legged chair stood before an escritoire; he picked it up as he passed, carried it to the area before the hearth and set it down, its back to her, and straddled it.”
“Termites swarmed around a crusty patch in the living room floor, some of the windows were broken, and dried blood crusted the floors from countless drunken brawls—but it was still in better condition than the spindle-legged Kimberly house.”
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