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  • adj. comparative form of lanky: more lanky


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  • Jackman has played Wolverine in four films already, and often played him lankier than the comic portrays the mutant superhero, a sturdy, hardened warrior.

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  • Tom stood an inch higher than his father and was lankier.

    Golden State

  • It comes on plastic spools white and quite short-and-thick, this time and is much lankier than Gütermann.

    Can't be too thin, really!

  • Then Peter -- lankier, edgier and a year older -- delivers the coup de grace.

    Sibling Ribaldry

  • He was only an inch taller than me but had a lankier frame and long limbs, so I expected him to keep his distance and use his jab and reach to draw me in and try to find a way to take me down.

    Becoming the Natural

  • Caddy, 69, genial and soft-spoken, with a persuasive mouse-brown dye job, resembled a lean, lankier John Ashcroft.

    A Claim to Camelot

  • The "eastern" or Grauer's gorilla is unique to the DRC and distinct from the mountain gorilla — lankier and not as bushy, with longer forearms.

    Mountain Gorillas: Discovery Channel: October 2007

  • However, not a head turned when Mr. Norton, taller and lankier than one might have guessed, entered the room.

    Norton Finally Paints Veil

  • She managed to elbow the lankier attacker in the chin, but the other, easily double her size and weight, cold-cocked her across the jaw.

    Dirty Little Lies

  • His brother, Dale, three years younger, is taller, lankier, and more taciturn — a man who likes fast airplanes, automobiles, and motorcycles.

    Freedom of the Skies


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