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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.

    Buggles: The Lost Gig

  • The 12 dancers are tall, lissom and extravagantly gifted, and Alonzo King's choreography shows them off to stunning effect.

    Alonzo King Lines Ballet; Retina dance company, Collisions, Juliet Aster

  • Her bare feet showed through the sandal straps, and the outlines of her lissom body were quite visible through the muslin stuff she wore.

    In The Time Of Light

  • 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!”

    Cheeseburger Gothic » How cool is this!

  • 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.

    Age Before Beauty

  • 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.

    Philocrites: Dungeons and Dragons, geek culture, and me.

  • I stopped walking and nearly bumped into a pair of lissom dark-haired teenagers, who glared snootily at me.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

  • The long, lissom legs, the proud mound of the bikini, the perfect breasts in their pearly cups

    Black Butterfly


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