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  • She was good to look upon, swaying there to her task, strong-limbed, deep-chested, and with hips made for motherhood.

    KEESH, SON OF KEESH

  • The people of this region are handsome; strong-limbed, often tall and elegant, with clear, fair, skins.

    Rani Singh: I Don't See How I Can Ever Go Back to Swat Valley

  • The people of this region are handsome; strong-limbed, often tall and elegant, with clear, fair, skins.

    Rani Singh: I Don't See How I Can Ever Go Back to Swat Valley

  • The people of this region are handsome; strong-limbed, often tall and elegant, with clear, fair, skins.

    Rani Singh: I Don't See How I Can Ever Go Back to Swat Valley

  • His frame seemed of that kind which most readily defies both toil and climate, for he was thin-flanked, broad-chested, long-armed, deep-breathed, and strong-limbed.

    The Talisman

  • It is especially necessary to mention that, in the course of five years, Mrs. Butler had three children, two boys and a girl, all stout healthy babes of grace, fair-haired, blue-eyed, and strong-limbed.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Julia, who was strong-limbed, as well as strong-minded, at last assented, the curate having promised all necessary aid.

    Lady Anna

  • Ferajji and the useless-handed Mabruki Burton turned out to be true men and staunch, carrying loads the sight of which would have caused the strong-limbed hamals of Stamboul to sigh.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • That was a gang of changars — the women who have taken all the embankments of all the Northern railways under their charge — a flat-footed, big-bosomed, strong-limbed, blue-petticoated clan of earth-carriers, hurrying north on news of a job, and wasting no time by the road.

    Kim

  • Franciscan observantin of Mirebeau, promised him a new frock, provided that in the transporting of him over the water he would bear him upon his neck and shoulders, after the manner of carrying dead goats; for he was a lusty, strong-limbed, sturdy rogue.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

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