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Scrawny   Listen
adjective
Scrawny  adj.  Meager; thin; rawboned; bony; scranny.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Scrawny" Quotes from Famous Books



... was somethin' about her you couldn't quite put your finger on; but which you knew in your heart was there all the time, awaitin' till she made up her mind to call it out; like a handful o' regulars givin' dignity to a scrawny two by twice ...
— Happy Hawkins • Robert Alexander Wason

... Here, although the everlasting club, to which he is born, is wielded by his driver, he often looks comfortable and sleek, and sometimes wears a red ribbon at each ear. It would not pay to bring on to the ground the scrawny, bony creature that generally tugs in the costermonger's cart. It is in the coal region or trade that you meet with him and his driver in their worst apostacy from all that is seemly in man or beast. ...
— A Walk from London to John O'Groat's • Elihu Burritt

... eyelash, an' then there'll crop out heart disease or dropsy befo' the year is up. When I think of the trouble I had pickin' that thar woman it makes me downright sick. It ain't much matter about the colour or the shape, I said—a freckled face an' a scrawny waist I kin stand—only let it be the quality that wears. If you believe it, suh, I chose the very ugliest I could find, thinkin' that the Lord might be mo' willin' to overlook her—an' now this is what's ...
— The Deliverance; A Romance of the Virginia Tobacco Fields • Ellen Glasgow

... the man who stood in the store listening to the eager patter of words that fell from the lips of the traveling man, was tall and lean and looked unwashed. On his scrawny neck was a large wen partially covered by a grey beard. He wore a long Prince Albert coat. The coat had been purchased to serve as a wedding garment. Before he became a merchant Ebenezer was a farmer and after his marriage he wore the Prince ...
— Winesburg, Ohio • Sherwood Anderson



Words linked to "Scrawny" :   stunted, skinny, inferior, boney, underweight, scrawniness, thin



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