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  • adj. reaching to the knee

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extending to the knee


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  • I shall be in Las Vegas where 99% of women will be clad in hotpants, bras and towering stilettoes, while I march between them in a modest, knee-length dress, with warm jacket to protect against the air conditioning.

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  • GENE WORE BLACK knee-length shorts covered with paint and plaster, and a thin white T-shirt, the sleeves of his wool sweater pushed up to reveal one forearm tattooed with a band of binary code surrounded by insects.

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  • I will say though, I saw many more Mexican women in Merida wearing dress shorts (knee-length) in 2008 than I did in 2006.

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  • Even at Jaeger, if skirts were shown at all, they were knee-length, and the styles totally unsuited to old age.

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  • Â Therefore, “knee-length” shorts and T-shirts; never reveal your legs above the knees, or the upper torso (midriff, back).

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  • For graduation parties, I wear knee-length skirts with unpredictable floral patterns.

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  • Today's highlights knee-length robes for men required in Bhutan.

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  • The bride wore a long-sleeved, V-neck, knee-length ivory dress and shoes designed by new stepdaughter, Stella McCartney, who also designed her dad's navy blue suit.

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  • The newly reelected Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) raised her arms in victory Tuesday night wearing a red blazer and black trousers, while her rival, Republican businesswoman Carly Fiorina, greeted her supporters -- but didn't concede -- in a cherry-red, alligator-embossed, knee-length jacket over a slim red skirt.

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  • Not when I had a mother at home who wore the same ratty knee-length sweater coat year-round; who chased me out of the house gripping a hairbrush, not so she could tame my tangled locks but so she could hit me with it; a mother who was already showing signs of a mental illness that would render her unable to differentiate between trash and treasure.

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