Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of loose habits.
  • Not fitted to the figure; flowing.

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Examples

  • Nicholl, well nigh accepting death, lay rolling like loose-bodied dead men in the boat's bottom, and I was steering when I saw it.

    Chapter 19

  • Master, if ever I said loose-bodied gown, sew me in the skirts of it, and beat me to death with a bottom of brown thread: I said a gown.

    The Taming of the Shrew

  • The man on the cart was a gipsy, one of the black, loose-bodied, handsome sort.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • She normally kept her thick hair blow-dried straight, but the rain caused it to revert back into its natural, loose-bodied curl.

    BLIND AMBITIONS

  • Balsamick quality much longer than the brown sort; the tender drying of this Malt bringing its body into so soft a texture of Parts, that most of the great Brewers, brew it with Spring and Well-waters, whose hard and binding Properties they think agrees best with this loose-bodied Malt, either in Ales or Beer's and which will also dispense with hotter waters in brewing of it, than the brown Malt can.

    The London and Country Brewer

  • Master, if ever I said loose-bodied gown, sew me in the skirts of it, and beat me to death with a bottom of brown thread.

    Act IV. Scene III. The Taming of the Shrew

  • He wore a white beaver hat with broad brim, and a coat of great "jeans," wide-sleeved and loose-bodied.

    The Quadroon Adventures in the Far West

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