spindle-shanked :

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  • s  having long slender legs

  • Three's A Crowd has for its principals the triple-threat team of last year's Little Show: nimble, spindle-shanked, emaciated Clifton Webb; droll, ready-voiced Fred Allen .
  • Last September any fight fan with 40 in his pocket could have seen a spindle-shanked little featherweight Negro named Henry Armstrong strutting his stuff in Manhattan's Madison.
  • It was one Mary Hickman, teacher, addressing spindle-shanked Jimmy Edwin Christman, aged nine.

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