- tall, slender, and frail; attenuated
Example Sentences Including 'spindly'
A week earlier, in the daily version of the same newspaper, Michiko Kakutani dismissed Matches as " spindly.
Globe and Mail (2003)
His mate, a spindly chap who didn't want to give his name, blames motorbikes.
ROBERT PIRES has been ordered not to shave off his spindly beard or risk losing his £1million-a-year Puma contract.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
Scrawny trees sprouted from beneath slabs of black rock, spindly branches and twigs slashing at skin and cloth alike.
Shrek's golden fleece finally comes off By MONIQUE DEVEREUX In the end he was just another spindly , skittery sheep.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
The effect seemed devastating to old-timers brought up on the spindly fire-power of a single Lewis gun.
FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
The grass and the spindly , leafless weeds were spongy beneath his feet, still retaining moisture from the recent rains.
Sleep While I Sing
The largest modern arthropods are marine spider crabs, which have spindly legs up to 1.5 metres long.
New Scientist (1999)
They moved with spindly legs on spidery wheels, ignoring him, like silent ghosts of morning.
Tank of Serpents
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