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(used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body

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I don't intend to say," looking round upon us with his powerful arms akimbo and his dark eyebrows raised, "that I am more partial to being hanged than another man.
Hattersley strode up to the fire, and interposing his height and breadth between us and it, stood with arms akimbo, expanding his chest, and gazing round him as if the house and all its appurtenances and contents were his own undisputed possessions.
The great man put his arms akimbo, the backs of his big hands resting on his hips.
And this dreadful blacksmith with his arms akimbo, laughing,--oh, isn't he ugly?
Though Rembrandt's subject does not display the customary baton or sword alluding to his rank, and is not framed by a distant view onto ships to reinforce his naval role, his akimbo pose echoes many seventeenth-century Dutch portraits of admirals.
Grinning, tallish, gangly, elbows akimbo and playful, she slaps me
OTCQB: PYDS) is acquiring substantially all of the assets of prepaid card solutions provider Akimbo Financial Inc, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-December 17, 2014-Payment Data Systems to Acquire Akimbo Financial
The Colombian singer can be seen legs akimbo, perching on the edge of the bathtub while flashing her pins in a zebra print wrap strategically draped over her thigh in the first shot, the Daily Star reported.
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Portrait of a man, half-length, with his arms akimbo by Rembrandt (1606-1669) went under the hammer for the first time since 1930, when it sold for pounds 18,500 - a noteworthy sum at the time.
Auction house Christie's said Portrait Of A Man, Half-Length, With His Arms Akimbo could break the record price for a Rembrandt, which currently stands at pounds 19,800,000, paid for Portrait Of A Lady Aged 62, in December, 2003.
IF you saw a 50-something woman, recently split from her husband, lying legs akimbo in a pair of skimpy shorts a teenager wouldn't wear, words like old slap would spring to mind.
Kimberley, 27, sits over a pot of tea, while Cheryl gurns, legs akimbo, as they play themselves as old women in a Girls Aloud Christmas special.
Along with last week's announcement came word that AT&T has picked up the Akimbo service, which provides about 15,000 video-on-demand titles.