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spindly

adjective

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being tall, thin and usually loose-jointed
  • spindly, underfed dogs roamed the poverty-stricken village

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The first known use of spindly was in 1651

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“Spindly.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spindly. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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