spindling
adjective Date: 1750 spindly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Spindling — Spin dling, a. Long and slender, or disproportionately tall and slender; as, a spindling tree; a spindling boy. Syn: spindly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spindling — [spind′liŋ΄] adj. SPINDLY …   English World dictionary

  • Spindling — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

  • spindling — I. ind(ə)liŋ, inliŋ, inlēŋ, inlə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of spindle (II) 1. : the act or process of growing in a spindling manner : the growth of a plant to stalk rather than t …   Useful english dictionary

  • spindling — /ˈspɪndlɪŋ/ (say spindling) adjective 1. long or tall and slender, often disproportionately so. 2. growing into a long, slender stalk or stem, often a too slender or weakly one. –noun 3. Rare a spindling person or thing. {spindl(e) + ing2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Spindling — Spindle Spin dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Spindled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spindling}.] To shoot or grow into a long, slender stalk or body; to become disproportionately tall and slender. [1913 Webster] It has begun to spindle into overintellectuality.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spindling — /spind ling/, adj. 1. long or tall and slender, often disproportionately so. 2. growing into a long, slender stalk or stem, often too slender or weak to remain upright. n. 3. a spindling person or thing. [1740 50; SPINDLE + ING2, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • spindling — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. skinny, lean, flat; see thin 1 , 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Tall, thin, and awkwardly built: gangling, gangly, lanky, rangy, spindly. See FAT …   English dictionary for students

  • spindling — spin·dling …   English syllables

  • spindling — spin•dling [[t]ˈspɪnd lɪŋ[/t]] adj. long or tall and slender • Etymology: 1740–50 …   From formal English to slang

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