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spindling

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adjective spin·dling \ˈspin(d)-liŋ, -lən; ˈspin-dəl-iŋ, -ən\

Definition of spindling

  1. :  spindly



Examples of spindling in a sentence

  1. <a sickly, spindling child who spent most of his time indoors>



1750

First Known Use of spindling

1750


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