gangling

All Noun Verb
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  • He would probably have described himself as tall, big, gangling. Cited from Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions, by Slason Thompson
  • The second of the three was a gangling kid who probably never gave me a second look, let alone a third. Cited from The Door Through Space, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The ape has long, gangling arms that are longer than their legs.
  • His wide mouth opened with a grin of pleasure; he came forward with gangling strides. Cited from A Dream of Empire, by William Henry Venable
  • These gangling creatures, all legs and foolishness, are not of our kind, O my master. Cited from Alcatraz, by Max Brand
  • As a gangling boy he still took for granted the hard knocks of a world he did not attempt to synthesize. Cited from The Vision Splendid, by William MacLeod Raine
  • He was not the awkward, ignorant, gangling farm-hand we meet in books and see on stages. Cited from Prudence Says So, by Ethel Hueston
  • Her mannerisms include walking around in her bare feet, performing strange postures, and her gangling walk.
  • I mean, he was a gangling, physically badly co-ordinated young man.
  • They were all legs and gangling arms, red ears and dusty boots. Cited from Gunsight Pass, by William MacLeod Raine
  • Although he had a lot to say, he was gangling, he tended to stutter, and talked too fast.
  • I would ye both sat as fast there; Then should ye dance as a bear, And all by gangling of your chains. Cited from Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. I., Dodsley
  • Yet there were times, now he was come to a gangling fourteen, when Luke's philosophy threatened to fail him. Cited from The Best Short Stories of 1917, ed. by Edward J. O'Brien
  • With his gangling figure and awkwardness, Orwell's friends often saw him as a figure of fun.
  • At first, he had trouble being cast in Hollywood films owing to his gangling looks and shy, humble screen presence.
  • Out of a huge maroon Rolls Royce would appear his tall, gangling figure.
  • And, as ever toward the feeble, his big nature went out in friendly protection to this gangling wisp of impishness. Cited from Further Adventures of Lad, Albert Payson Terhune
  • Long, lean and hollow cheeked, the term "gangling" fits him better than any other. Cited from Boy Aviators in Africa, Captain Wilbur Lawton
  • The constable's gangling body strove in vain to hold any semblance of balance. Cited from Further Adventures of Lad, Albert Payson Terhune
  • He was a tall, gangling, effeminate, romantic, middle-aged man whom his parents still supported and viewed with deference as a superior personality. Cited from The Skipper and the Skipped, by Holman Day
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