square-built


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square-built

adj
1. sturdy and strong-looking
2. more broad than tall in appearance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.square-built - broad and solidly built
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
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square-built

[ˈskwɛəˈbɪlt] adj (squat, person) → tarchiato/a, tozzo/a
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One priest dressed in white robes sat, to represent the angel, by one of the square-built tombs near the junction of nave and transept, and three others, personating the Marys, advanced slowly toward him while they chanted their portion of the same dialog.
Edwards, as he rather rushed than walked from the house, was the little square-built lawyer, with a large bundle of papers under his arm, a pair of green spectacles on his nose, with glasses at the sides, as if to multiply his power of detecting frauds by additional organs of vision.
The one was soft-spoken, delicately made, precise, and elegant; the other, a burly square-built man, negligently dressed, rough and abrupt in manner, stern, and, in his present mood, forbidding both in look and speech.