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- adj. Alternative form of lissome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Limber; supple; flexible; lithe; lithesome.
- adj. Light; nimble; active.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. moving and bending with ease
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Alison Moyet deputises for Grace Jones on Slave to the Rhythm, perhaps the best record Trevor Horn ever made: lissom and sumptuous, it certainly casts the lesser Buggles tracks in a rather unforgiving light.
The 12 dancers are tall, lissom and extravagantly gifted, and Alonzo King's choreography shows them off to stunning effect.
Her bare feet showed through the sandal straps, and the outlines of her lissom body were quite visible through the muslin stuff she wore.
She was well-named Aphrodite, with those long black, tapering legs and rounded rump and lissom waist, and when she turned to face me, wriggling her torso-well, I've never looked at a pumpkin since without thinking: buffalo wallow.
Every colour from ebony and coffee brown to cream and all but pure white-and every size and shape: tall and petite, statuesque and slender, lissom and plump, and all of 'em fit to illustrate the Arabian Nights.
“And this season lissom boys will be wearing their trousers without belts and below their pert young buttocks!”
The accepted popular wisdom has clearly been based on the Katie Wilson model - where all teenage girls are lissom goddesses besieged by adoring suitors, who begin the steady descent to nondescript, podgy housewifedom at some point in their middle twenties.
I love it that the Google ads on the page as I read it are for "Napoleon Dynamite: The Game"; "Last Chaos," which I've never heard of but features a picture of a lissom blonde elf and a knight in shining armor; and two D&D books.
I stopped walking and nearly bumped into a pair of lissom dark-haired teenagers, who glared snootily at me.
The long, lissom legs, the proud mound of the bikini, the perfect breasts in their pearly cups