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spindle-shanked

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as spindle-legged.

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

  • adjective Having long, slender legs.

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

  • adjective having long slender legs

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Michael himself might be afraid of forgetting his lines, but when he bestrode the stage as grinning, spindle-shanked Death, the Grim Reaper, the audience was always afraid of Michael.

    Wicked Will

  • Michael himself might be afraid of forgetting his lines, but when he bestrode the stage as grinning, spindle-shanked Death, the Grim Reaper, the audience was always afraid of Michael.

    Wicked Will

  • Old spindle-shanked Edgar sits next to her and feels the aura of the streets and thinks herself back into another century.

    Underworld

  • Old spindle-shanked Edgar sits next to her and feels the aura of the streets and thinks herself back into another century.

    Underworld

  • Just in front of a brick building called the Town House, which sits in the very middle of King Street, I found a spindle-shanked boy, no more than ten, peddling salted cod wrapped in old newspaper.

    'Blindspot'

  • Old spindle-shanked Edgar sits next to her and feels the aura of the streets and thinks herself back into another century.

    Underworld

  • Dowager went off in her jingling old coach, attended by two faithful and withered old maids of honour, and a little snuffy spindle-shanked gentleman in waiting, in a brown jasey and a green coat covered with orders — of which the star and the grand yellow cordon of the order of St. Michael of Pumpernickel were most conspicuous.

    Vanity Fair

  • "Heard you got tossed out of camp again, Hamlin," Roscoe Knapp said to a tall, pale-faced, spindle-shanked fellow.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Now Wyrzbowski could see the muckamuck, resplendent in the egg-sack slime of its body suit, wielding its red fearmonger while flunkies covered its spindle-shanked ass.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • It was a fair lesson of humility for a man to find himself ranked beneath this high-shouldered, spindle-shanked, beardless bit of neutrality; and as such I took it duly to heart.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

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