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Spindly   Listen
adjective
Spindly  adj.  Long and slender, or disproportionately tall and slender; as, spindly legs.. Used in some cases to suggest weakness.
Synonyms: spindling.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Spindly" Quotes from Famous Books



... she proceeded laboriously up the stairs. At the landing she stopped to draw breath, putting the pitcher upon the floor and relaxing her thin little arms. She was such a mite of a child, hardly more than eight or nine, if judged from the size of the spindly, undeveloped figure. This was swaddled in the ugly apron of blue-checked gingham, fastened down the back with large bone buttons, and so long in the sleeves that the little hands were all but lost, ...
— The Long Day - The Story of a New York Working Girl As Told by Herself • Dorothy Richardson

... his shed with its crooked, overgrown roof; there from the door of the shed a big horse's head was looking out at him. Probably flattered by its master's attention, the head moved, pushed forward, and there emerged from the shed the whole horse, as decrepit as Lyska, as timid and as crushed, with spindly legs, grey hair, a pinched stomach, and a bony spine. He came out of the shed and stood still, hesitating ...
— The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories • Anton Chekhov

... across the cabin to that part which served as kitchen, and took from a curtain-covered set of shelves, a shiny nickel object on spindly legs, which he brought and placed near Tharon ...
— Tharon of Lost Valley • Vingie E. Roe

... haymaking, which mean better wages. The farmers were grumbling that their oats were cuckoo oats, not sown till the cuckoo cried, and not likely to come to much. So, indeed, it fell out, for the oats looked very thin and spindly when the nuts turned rosy again. At work hoeing among the 'kelk' or 'kilk,' the bright yellow charlock, the labourers stood up as the cuckoo flew over singing, and blew cuckoo back to him in their hollow fists. This is ...
— Field and Hedgerow • Richard Jefferies



Words linked to "Spindly" :   lean, thin



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