spindle-legged
adjective Date: 1652 having long slender legs <
a spindle-legged table
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spindle-legged dogs
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  • Spindle-legged — Spin dle legged , a. Having long, slender legs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spindle-legged — [spin′dəlshaŋkt΄spin′dəlleg΄id, spin′dəllegd΄] adj. having thin legs: also spindle shanked [spin′dəlshaŋkt΄] * * * …   Universalium

  • spindle-legged — [spin′dəlshaŋkt΄spin′dəlleg΄id, spin′dəllegd΄] adj. having thin legs: also spindle shanked [spin′dəlshaŋkt΄] …   English World dictionary

  • spindle-legged — adjective having long slender legs • Syn: ↑spindle shanked • Similar to: ↑thin, ↑lean …   Useful english dictionary

  • spindle-legged — having skinny legs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Spindle (furniture) — A Spindle, in furniture, is an cylindrically symmetric shaft, usually made of wood. A spindle is usually made of a single piece of wood and typically has decoration (also axially symmetric) fashioned by hand or with a lathe. The spindle was… …   Wikipedia

  • spindle-shanked — adjective Date: 1593 spindle legged …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spindle-shanked — adjective having long slender legs • Syn: ↑spindle legged • Similar to: ↑thin, ↑lean …   Useful english dictionary

  • spindlelegs — spindle legged /spin dl leg id, legd /, adj. /spin dl legz /, n., pl. spindlelegs for 2. 1. (used with a pl. v.) long, thin legs. 2. (used with a sing. v.) Informal. a tall, thin person with such legs. [1640 50; SPINDLE + LEG + S3] * * * …   Universalium

  • thin — adj 1. thinnish, lean, spare, attenuate, attenuated; narrow, slender, slim, gracile, svelte, lithe, graceful; slight, wispy, wisplike; skinny, twiggy, thin as a reed or rail, narrow as an arrow, thin as six o clock, slender as a thread, too… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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