spindleshanks


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Noun1.spindleshanks - a thin person with long thin legs
scrag, skin and bones, thin person - a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
2.spindleshanks - long thin legs
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
Translations

spindleshanks

[ˈspɪndlʃæŋks] Nzanquivano/a m/f

spindleshanks

n (inf)
pl (= legs)Streichholzbeine pl (inf), → Stelzen pl (inf)
sing (= person)Langbein nt (inf)
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The good fairies wore beautiful costumes and bad fairy Carabosse wore a dark, devilish outfit and had nasty spats with his sidekick Spindleshanks the cat.
(38) Kazimir Jasinski and contemporary authors conclude that the French chronicler gives an account of the death of another duke of Greater Poland, Wladyslaw Spindleshanks, in Sroda on 3 November 1231, which is reported in other Polish sources.
'Do you remember the spindleshanks? and Villi?' she asked.