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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Long and lean.

Usage examples (36)
  • For a few fleeting moments Milly recalled the spindly horse and the scrubby boy of the delivery wagon, but for only a few moments.
  • The "spindly" trees were planted, as one comment poster on our Web site has it.
  • The ipomopsis, my annual annual experiment, are kind of spindly but are starting to put out bright red blooms.
  • A generation before being cast as Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom, Mr. Crawford resembled a kind of spindly, chuckleheaded marionette. for more
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