lanky


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Synonyms for lanky

Synonyms for lanky

tall, thin, and awkwardly built

Synonyms for lanky

tall and thin and having long slender limbs

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tall and thin

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says the Sergeant, fondling the Musk Rose with his lanky fingers, and speaking to it as if he was speaking to a child.
exclaimed the other, a loose-jointed lanky youth with a dancing, roguish eye.
Sherman was a lanky, lean old man, with stooping shoulders, a stringy neck, and blue- tinted glasses.
Marlow who was lanky, loose, quietly composed in varied shades of brown robbed of every vestige of gloss, had a narrow, veiled glance, the neutral bearing and the secret irritability which go together with a predisposition to congestion of the liver.
I am very glad to see you, Captain Dobbin, sir," says he, after a skulking look or two at his visitor (whose lanky figure and military appearance caused some excitement likewise to twinkle in the blear eyes of the waiter in the cracked dancing pumps, and awakened the old lady in black, who dozed among the mouldy old coffee-cups in the bar).
The lanky girl, upon the whole, was rather ashamed of him; the boy was frankly and utterly indifferent in a straightforward, delightful, unaffected way manly boys have.
There were white-tusked wild males, with fallen leaves and nuts and twigs lying in the wrinkles of their necks and the folds of their ears; fat, slow-footed she-elephants, with restless, little pinky black calves only three or four feet high running under their stomachs; young elephants with their tusks just beginning to show, and very proud of them; lanky, scraggy old-maid elephants, with their hollow anxious faces, and trunks like rough bark; savage old bull elephants, scarred from shoulder to flank with great weals and cuts of bygone fights, and the caked dirt of their solitary mud baths dropping from their shoulders; and there was one with a broken tusk and the marks of the full-stroke, the terrible drawing scrape, of a tiger's claws on his side.
I got hold of him myself," drawled the American, rising and lazily stretching his lanky legs before the fire.
The lanky one smiled in embarrassment as he haltingly explained: "I tank I lak go along cooky.
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow.
Borboran has not been the closer for Phoenix, but on Friday the lanky forward got his time in the sun as he led the Fuel Masters in the final frame to stop Mahindra 100-94.
Lanky Muhammad Talah, who made his Test debut infamous second Test in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore when Sri Lanka team came under attack on third March 2009, has taken 31 wickets in President's Trophy for Port Qasim Authority.
Paul Hayman, 35, who is from Darlington, has created The Lanky Jeans Company as, at 6 feet 4 tall and weighing 13 stone, he was constantly disappointed on his quest to find a pair of quality jeans which fit his dimensions properly.
singer Macdo reveale first me lanky loat an aw- and hhit on hAmy Scottish singer Amy Macdonald revealed she first met the lanky lothario at an awards do - and he didn't hit on her.
BEST COMEDY Tom Wrigglesworth @ Glee Club, Cardiff (Thursday) THE last time lanky, long-haired Yorkshireman played Cardiff it was in a yurt - don't ask