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  • adj. having a relatively short body


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  • When we had pursued him, he had appeared almost spherical; now I saw that he was in fact one of those short-limbed, short-bodied animals that generally live in burrows -- something like a pika, in other words.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • And Kuo: strong, short-bodied and well-tailored, placing his feet with deliberation, his Asiatic features made half anonymous by the smoked glasses.

    The 9th Directive

  • The large, short-bodied and long-legged sheep found in the interior of western and northern Africa are a complete contrast to the short-legged, long-bodied little Cameroons sheep.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898

  • His companion, Jimmie Brannagan, was a short-bodied Irish lad, with red hair and a freckled face; but possessing a sturdy frame, as well as a ready wit.

    Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise or, The Dash for Dixie

  • Across the seas the Emperor Napoleon, a long-nosed, short-bodied man of infinite genius for setting the world by the ears, has been warring with England for the last ten years and more.

    The Windy Hill

  • Looking out through a window curtained with cheesecloth she saw her brother's logging gang swing past, stout woodsmen all, big men, tall men, short-bodied men with thick necks and shoulders, sunburned, all grimy with the sweat of their labors, carrying themselves with a free and reckless swing, the doubles in type of that roistering crew she had seen embark on Jack Fyfe's boat.

    Big Timber A Story of the Northwest

  • The urbane livery-stable keeper furnished me with a solemn, short-bodied, long-legged animal -- a sort of animated counting-house stool, as it were -- which he called a "Morgan" horse.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X)

  • Without the mark of a buffalo-thong on ankle or wrist, to tell of captivity, the little man was running about the hill, to all appearance as he list -- his moving shadow dodging hither and thither, as if it were a long-legged, short-bodied goblin quizzically mocking his motions, or playing at hide-and-seek with him among the trees and bushes.


  • Bobby then saw that it was not a stake-driver, but a long-legged, long-necked, short-bodied gentleman, in

    Queer Stories for Boys and Girls

  • All grow sparsely, and are short-bodied and unsightly.

    Agricultural, Geological, and Descriptive Sketches of Lower North Carolina, and the Similar Adjacent Lands


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