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  • adj. Having long legs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having long legs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having long legs or hind limbs.
  • Having a great draft of water: said of a vessel of great length, or long in comparison with its beam.

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

  • adj. having long legs


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  • A husband left for a long-legged creature on the brink of first bloom.

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  • Ms. Lan came to live in Buenos Aires a couple of years ago, and does acrylic paintings of long-legged dancers, practices singing melancholy lyrics and has published a book of verse on tango.

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  • The Composite order is the most sophisticated, a combination of Ionic grace and Corinthian ornamentation – a long-legged hermaphrodite.

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  • The invasion of the long-legged critters doesn't come as a surprise to scientists, given three years ago they predicted the King Crabs would invade within 100 years.

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  • Stretch, a long-legged radio DJ, is forced to listen in terror as her two callers are sliced up by Leatherface as the song No One Lives Forever plays in the background.

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  • They all seem too beautiful, long-legged and are wearing nice shoes.

    Shirley Williams: chair of the judges

  • The moon over Miami was crescent, a warm breeze ruffled multi-lighted coconut palm fronds, dogs with hats yapped under the tables and around splashing fountains, long-legged Latinas and buff fellas, tourists and druggies and varied genders preened in an endless paseo.

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  • It was lovely having two brothers, though it was only in later years that I realised how amazing it would have been to have had a sister – not just a civilising influence, but all her long-legged girlfriends would have passed through the house.

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  • The group had been added to by curious passers-by -- husky miners, mountaineers, and frontiersmen, sons of the long-legged and broad-shouldered generations.


  • He recreated the primitive pantheon; reared an altar to the sun and burned candle fat and bacon grease thereon; and in the unfenced yard, by the long-legged cache, made a frost devil, which he was wont to make faces at and mock when the mercury oozed down into the bulb.



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