narrow-shouldered

narrow-shouldered

adj
having shoulders which do not extend very far from the neck; not broad-shouldered
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He was narrow-hipped, narrow-shouldered, and anaemic, while he seemed not so much oppressed by gloom as by a sweet and gentle sadness, the weight of which was as sweetly and gently borne.
He was a mean, stooping, narrow-shouldered, clay-faced creature; and his age might have been anything between fifty and seventy.
Upon his father's death Davie is given an unopened letter to carry to his uncle Ebenezer a "mean stooping narrow-shouldered clay-faced creature." The letter involves an inheritance which hinged on a love affair--both Davie's father and uncle loved the same woman.
Jackets are close-fitting and narrow-shouldered to go with knee-length skirts and wide or narrow trousers.
If you live in Manhattan, you cannot have failed to see him, a narrow-shouldered and youthful-looking man of 60 riding his ancient bicycle, or perched at street corners or at the 26th Street flea market, or hovering at a society party in the Temple of Dendur, or kneeling at the runway of the fashion shows that he has covered for almost thirty years.
Upon his father's death, Davie is given an unopened letter to carry to his uncle Ebenezer, a "mean, stooping, narrow-shouldered, clay-faced creature." The letter involves an inheritance, which hinged on a love affair both Davie's father and uncle loved the same woman.

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