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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Pretty dear!" says the Sergeant, fondling the Musk Rose with his lanky fingers, and speaking to it as if he was speaking to a child.
Snagsby whether he means Carrots, or the Colonel, or Gallows, or Young Chisel, or Terrier Tip, or Lanky, or the Brick.
Why so afeard, my sweet cinnamon?" 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.
Young Fledgeby had a peachy cheek, or a cheek compounded of the peach and the red red red wall on which it grows, and was an awkward, sandy- haired, small-eyed youth, exceeding slim (his enemies would have said lanky), and prone to self-examination in the articles of whisker and moustache.
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."
The Cool Smashers encountered a rough patch in the first set as the underrated Lady Jet Spikers kept the frame close mainly through lanky middle spiker Dell Palomata.
African fans in the sold-out Spartak Moscow Stadium on Tuesday identified with Senegals dreadlocked and lanky coach Aliou Cisse for redeeming the continents pride at the Fifa World Cup.
The lanky midfielder later admitted he didn't know the words to Flower of Scotland, "but then I don't know the Ukrainian national anthem either," he laughed.