squabby


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Adj.1.squabby - short and fat
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
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Faith, now I think on't, my daughter may want an attendant or two extraordinary; and as you say she's a delicate girl, above the common run, and none of your thick-lipped, flat-nosed, squabby, dumpling dowdies, I don't much care--.
Curiously, it is Inkle's request at this point in the conversation that Sir Christopher treat Yarico gently, rather than any reference to a sale, that prompts Sir Christopher's defense of liberty and attack on the general principle of selling "our fellow creatures," But Sir Christopher's almost scientific delineation of two different classes of "females": "delicate girls" and "your thick-lipped, flat-nosed, squabby, dumpling dowdies" makes even these "noble sentiments" problematic.