clean-limbed
adjective Date: 15th century well proportioned ; trim <
clean-limbed youths
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  • Clean-limbed — a. With well proportioned, unblemished limbs; as, a clean limbed young fellow. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clean-limbed — clean′ limbed adj. having slender, well proportioned arms and legs: a clean limbed athlete[/ex] • Etymology: 1425–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • clean-limbed — adjective having well proportioned limbs • Similar to: ↑shapely * * * ˈ ̷ ̷|limd adjective : with well proportioned or shapely limbs or parts likened to limbs : trim clean limbed youths the clean limbed racers tacked and put about gracefully * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clean-limbed — /kleen limd /, adj. having slender, well proportioned arms and legs: a clean limbed athlete. [1425 75; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • clean-limbed — adjective Having a slender, athletic physical frame. He was big and clean limbed and sinewy, with small cunning eyes, a resolute mouth and chin, and an air of perfect fearlessness. Roldan warmed to him, and looked with admiration and envy at the… …   Wiktionary

  • clean-limbed — adjective tall and active looking: a clean limbed athlete …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • clean-limbed — adjective (of a person) slim and well formed …   English new terms dictionary

  • clean — adj., adv., v., & n. adj. 1 (often foll. by of) free from dirt or contaminating matter, unsoiled. 2 clear; unused or unpolluted; preserving what is regarded as the original state (clean air; clean page). 3 free from obscenity or indecency. 4 a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clean-timbered — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective obsolete : clean limbed * * * cleanˈ timˈbered adjective (Shakespeare) Well proportioned • • • Main Entry: ↑clean …   Useful english dictionary

  • trim — Synonyms and related words: Attic, Ciceronian, abbreviate, ability, abridge, abstain, abstract, adjoin, adjunct, adjustment, adorn, adornment, affix, all ataunto, anal, anchor, annex, apoise, apparel, arrange, arrangement, array, ataunt, athletic …   Moby Thesaurus

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