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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Long thin legs; A thin person with long thin legs.

Usage examples (4)
  • The oarsman will become "stale" unless the method of exercise is varied; the gymnast will develop the upper part of his body, while his lower extremities will remain...
  • Eleven years of age, she had at last begun to grow in earnest: her legs were as of old mere spindleshanks, but nearly twice as long; and her fat little body, perched...
  • I sallied forth to see the cause of the uproar, and found our host engaged in single combat with a drawn sword -- stick that sparkled blue and bright in the moonbeam, his...
  • To think I feared you once, old spindleshanks! for more
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