from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective having long legs.

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  • adjective having long legs


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  • Trouble is, most people use regular, long-shanked worm hooks, which are too big and aren't weedless.

    2007 Fishing Gear Buyer's Guide: Lures and Baits

  • Uladeslaus Cubitalis that pigmy king of Poland reigned and fought more victorious battles than any of his long-shanked predecessors.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Or a long-shanked baby of her very own for a girl who was a little too old for a child's dolls, Bradamant thought, and not quite old enough to marry.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Birds were more abundant: long-shanked water-fowl with hazel eyes; red-legged rail; the brown swallow of Egypt; green-blue fly-catchers; and a black muscivor, with a snowy-white rump, of which I failed to secure a specimen.

    The Land of Midian

  • Quickly, with a lilt in her movement, she fetched her work-basket, and together they examined the long-shanked old scissors.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

  • In the bottom left drawer she found a wooden cigar box containing a rich cache of keys; unfortunately, most of them were of the long-shanked skeleton type gone black with age, obviously original to the building.

    A Darker Place

  • “Or a long-shanked mortal mage,” interrupted the other male.

    The Realms of the Gods

  • “Or a long-shanked mortal mage,” interrupted the other male.

    The Realms of the Gods

  • 'On Persephone,' informed Harrison, 'a long-shanked Milik offered me a twenty-carat, blue-tinted, first-water diamond for my bike. '

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • He laid great stress and emphasis on having 'his short pipe' with him, probably reserving a regular long-shanked 'churchwarden' for home use.

    Heroes of the Goodwin Sands


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