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  • Infants come with comically distorted versions of adult parts: enormous heads; pudgy, fore-shortened limbs; teeny fingers and toes.


  • He stopped, looked down between his legs upon the swarming blue and red multitudes, minute and fore-shortened, struggling and gesticulating still towards the little balcony far below, a little toy balcony, it seemed, where he had so recently been standing.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • The third picture represented the half-nude figure of a woman in a recumbent position, much fore-shortened, with red knees and very big heels.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • A ship's longboat under two balance-lugs was running before the wind in their general direction, it took no more than a glance for Hornblower to identify her as belonging to a ship of the line, and as far as he could judge from her fore-shortened length she was of the largest size, belonging to a three decker, likely enough.

    Hornblower And The Crisis

  • The scant, brief skirt fore-shortened her; gave her a stork-like appearance; a combination of girlishness and matronliness not pleasing.


  • Seen from that height he was of course fore-shortened and probably looked more shambling and decrepit than he was.

    A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays

  • In a moment all that was visible of him from the door was a pair of brown riding-boots, very much fore-shortened, resting on the long arm of a cane chair, and two sets of wonderfully modeled fingers that held up a newspaper.

    The Winds of the World

  • The fore-shortened black eagles at the fore-ends of the Germans had an effect of actual combat of flying feathers.

    The War in the Air

  • Nevil, who stood at his easel absorbed in fragmentary studies for a new picture -- flying draperies; a man's face cleverly fore-shortened.

    Far to Seek A Romance of England and India

  • Then the bows would go down again, and all that was visible was the fore-shortened slope of deck and the breast of the big undulation that hove itself up ahead.

    Hawtrey's Deputy


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