Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The state or quality of being trim; compactness; neatness; snugness.
- n. The property of being trim.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being trim; orderliness; compactness; snugness; neatness.
- n. a state of arrangement or appearance
“a background of grey rocky hills cool with woods and ravines, and over all the vicinity, that air of exquisite trimness which is artificially produced in England, but is natural here.”
“a buff frame-house, with a deep verandah festooned with passion flowers, two or three guest houses also bright with trailers, scattered about under the trees near it, a pretty garden, a background of grey rocky hills cool with woods and ravines, and over all the vicinity, that air of exquisite trimness which is artificially produced in England, but is natural here.”
“Mr. Ends 'snow-white beard, still maintaining its immaculate trimness, pointed ceilingward at an angle of forty-five degrees.”
“He was efficient at the law; he was efficient at college; he was efficient as a sailor; he was efficient in the matter of pride, when that pride was no more than the pride of a forecastle hand, at twelve dollars a month, in his seaman's task well done, in the smart sailing of his captain, in the clearness and trimness of his ship.”
“Lifting her slowly, his hands tight around her waist, his fingers splaying across her lower back and pressing into the resilient flesh beneath layers of silk and muslin, he measured the trimness of her waist and the gentle flare of her hips with pleasure while she eyed him grimly.”
“If it decides trimness is of the essence, feature models with breasts proportional to their hips.”
“Danny stands a hair under five feet, weighs 100 pounds and has the bony trimness of an endurance athlete.”
“Do we want to live in a country where women's brains are judged by their arm flesh and the trimness of their ankles?”
“Not that my body goes well with the concept of trimness, but I can dream, right?”
“And he drew nigh to help her off her horse, but she suffered him not, and lighted down of herself; but if she suffered not his hand, his eyes she must needs suffer, as he gazed greedily on the trimness of her feet and legs in her sliding from her horse.”
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