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comparativeform of spindly: more spindly
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Odder, Cleon was bypassing the most obviously fit wharfmen for older, spindlier, more broken-down ones.
Paper became poorer and thinner; the boards became spindlier and spindlier until they were not much more than very stiff brown paper; the type became smaller and smaller in order to make the paper go as far as it could.
The Duchess, of course, is a reminder that the British can and do look good in long boots: hers have been a staple from her earlier, sturdier days in 2004, posing in a flat, brown, tasselled pair by Penelope Chilvers, to a spindlier, higher-heeled black design Aquatalia from Russell & Bromley in which she appeared this year.
If you don't mind one that's a bit sparser and spindlier than the fat, triangle-shaped farmed variety, Arctic adventurer Will Steger and writer Jeff Forester have an option to suggest -- a balsam fir from their land near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
The plant life outside was much like what they’d seen at the beam-down site, except younger and spindlier.