stilty

stilty

(ˈstɪltɪ)
adj, stiltier or stiltiest
1. relating to or resembling stilts
2. pompous, self-important
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His pointes are tight and stilty. From the first moment of Sylvia, when the dryads bourree in from the wings, they look boxed-in--and they are.
then, motels - squat; stucco; their stilty legs jutting up from the sand; whipping by - one, then another and another; each one with their bright plastic flags rippling, snapping,