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Spindle-legged   /spˈɪndəl-lˈɛgəd/   Listen

Having long slender legs.  Synonym: spindle-shanked.

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"Spindle-legged" Quotes from Famous Books

... sizin' her up panicky, and I knew she was thinkin' of what might happen to them spindle-legged ...
— The House of Torchy • Sewell Ford

... Stretched full length on the hearth, flat on his stomach, his chin in his hands, baking himself, he might have been one of his own ancestors of the African forest, for he was desperately black, and true to type. A runty little spindle-legged darky of thirteen, Lazarus had come to us second-hand, so to speak, from the county home. A family in the neighborhood was breaking up, and Lazarus's temporary adoption in the household was at an end. He had come on an errand one evening, and our interview then had led to ...
— Dwellers in Arcady - The Story of an Abandoned Farm • Albert Bigelow Paine

... was not my consideration now. The Redwine Circuit was only twenty miles distant; the little house between the two green hills that had been the Methodist parsonage thirty years before was long since abandoned for a shiny, green and yellow spindle-legged new parsonage at Royden. And while William, who had always had his home dictated to him by the Conference, showed a pathetic apathy about choosing one for himself, I hankered for the ragged-roof cottage with its ugly old ...
— A Circuit Rider's Wife • Corra Harris

... the effect of being larger than it really is. I've only two criticisms to make: it's too far from Fifth Avenue, and one can scarcely turn around in it without knocking something down—a photograph frame or a flower vase or one of her spindle-legged chairs. It was only a hideous, old-fashioned stone front when she bought it. I suppose nobody but Reggie Farwell could have ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

Words linked to "Spindle-legged" :   lean, spindle-shanked, thin

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