from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being lithe or lithesome.
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"Yes, so I heard," was the calm response of the fourth girl, who swung in with a certain vigor and lithesomeness as though she had just come from a game of tennis or basketball.
The girlish curves and lithesomeness had not departed; but they carried a suggestion of approaching maturity.
Hers was an extreme lithesomeness, and she moved with a certain indefinable airiness, approaching one as down might float or as a bird on noiseless wings.
At the end of that time she came out through the folding-doors with the old smile upon her lips and the old lithesomeness in her movements.
Her hair, her eyes, the flowerlike lithesomeness of her beautiful body -- and something more, something that he could not see but which he could FEEL in her presence, told him that this was so.
But it is just this lithesomeness of hers that I admire -- like an up-leaping fountain of life, coming direct out of the depths of the Creator's heart.
Thanks to dancing, one discovers not only the agreeable points of a person, the fulness of her figure, the lithesomeness of her waist, but also, in a briskly led waltz, a little examination of the health and constitution of a woman can be had.