from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having long, slender legs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as spindle-legged.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having long slender legs
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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.
Old spindle-shanked Edgar sits next to her and feels the aura of the streets and thinks herself back into another century.
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.
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.
"Heard you got tossed out of camp again, Hamlin," Roscoe Knapp said to a tall, pale-faced, spindle-shanked fellow.
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.
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.
The bridegroom sat beside her — rather a withered spindle-shanked little man, but this only proved him to be of the true-blue blood, a legitimate
"Thanks, ye spindle-shanked maniac," answered Arcie with a cheerful grin.
He was lanky and spindle-shanked, with a straggling yellow beard; once I caught him staring at me, and it stirred some memory I could not place; but it was clear he would stare at anything rather than work, and I thought no more of it.