from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having long legs.

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  • adj. 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

  • '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

  • A velvet cloak, so worn and patched that a _lazzaroni_ would only have yielded to the temptation of stealing it, from a love of art and not from any hope of its being of any earthly use to him, was thrown across his shoulders, beneath which appeared pantaloons ornamented on the outer seam of each leg with long-shanked brass buttons, covered with verdigris, and boots of Spanish leather, outrageously dilapidated.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy


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