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  • s  having a short and solid form or stature
    a thickset young man
  • s  planted or growing close together
    thickset trees

  • The voice was that of stately, thickset Admiral Sangad Chaloryu, 61, who just two weeks earlier had retired as armed forces supreme commander and planned to spend his time raising .
  • Yamashita, on the other hand, with his attendant deputies and aides, looked the very picture of a victorious war commander: thickset, bullish, his open-necked shirt plastered with .
  • The walls of Cooco's Den Caf are emblazoned with Hussain's searing portraits of the district's denizensfrom teenage prostitutes and thickset madams to wizened harmonium .
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  • Body descriptions: To euphemize or accurately define?
    A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Post corrected a description of a man from “thickset” to “muscular.” I started to wonder how we’d all feel if we started to self-correct when we slipped into judgmental body words.
    Nov. 20, 2013 - Fox News

  • Steve Bruce in USA Today
    He is only 23 but he is an exciting, exciting player and it would be great if we could get him,Bruce said. "He's fast, he's big ...... he's good in the air, rangy rather than thickset, can score a goal -- he's just a genuine all-around...

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