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tall and thin and having long slender limbs; " a gangling teenager"; " a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man"
lean, thin, fine, skinny, skeletal, slender, tight, willowy, narrow, scrawny, tenuous, slim.
tall, rangy, gangling, thin, gangly, lean.
Examples of usage:
He is a tall, lanky man, usually seen in slippers, and trousers too short for his limbs; he about in his waistcoat and shirt- sleeves, hands in pockets, and shoulders forward almost in a hump.
'sloppets' - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
So I knew it was true, and I walked with my dear, sweet old auntie down the aisle, and there sat Aunt Jennie, with her two lanky girls who have grown inches every time I run into them; and also Uncle Timothy.
- "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
In that case, I fancy that tall, lanky fellow must be very distinguished!
- "Monsieur Cherami", Charles Paul de Kock.
- lenky (100%)
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