spindle-shanked
adjective Date: 1593 spindle-legged

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Spindle-shanked — Spin dle shanked , a. Having long, slender legs. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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 — n. & v. n. 1 a a pin in a spinning wheel used for twisting and winding the thread. b a small bar with tapered ends used for the same purpose in hand spinning. c a pin bearing the bobbin of a spinning machine. 2 a pin or axis that revolves or on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spindle-shanks — plural noun informal, dated long, thin legs. ↘[treated as sing.] a person with long, thin legs. Derivatives spindle shanked adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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

  • spin|dle-shanked — «SPIHN duhl SHANGKT», adjective. = spindle legged. (Cf. ↑spindle legged) …   Useful english dictionary

  • spindleshanks — spindle shanked /spin dl shangkt /, adj. /spin dl shangks /, n., pl. spindleshanks. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) spindlelegs. [1560 70; SPINDLE + SHANK + S3] * * * …   Universalium

  • λεπτοκνημότερον — λεπτόκνημος spindle shanked adverbial comp λεπτόκνημος spindle shanked masc acc comp sg λεπτόκνημος spindle shanked neut nom/voc/acc comp sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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