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Tall and thin and having long slender limbs.  Synonyms: gangly, lanky, rangy.  "A lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man"
Tall and thin.  Synonyms: gangly, lanky.

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"Gangling" Quotes from Famous Books

... urchin Jeff had taken things as they came without understanding causes. Thoughts had come to him in flashes, without any orderly sequence, often illogically. As a gangling boy he still took for granted the hard knocks of a world he ...
— The Vision Spendid • William MacLeod Raine

... of youth that glowed in the heart of Nathan Perry. When he wandered back from college no one in particular had noticed him. But Anne Sands was no one in particular. And as no one in particular was looking after Anne and her affairs, as a girl in her teens she had focused her heart upon the gangling youth, and there grew into life one of those matter-of-fact, unromantic love affairs that encompass the whole heart. For they are as commonplace as light and air and are equally vital. Because their course is smooth, such affairs seem shallow. But let unhappy circumstance break the ...
— In the Heart of a Fool • William Allen White

... Sing! gangling lad, along the brink Of wild brook-ways of shoal and deep, Where killdees dip, and cattle drink, And glinting little minnows leap! Sing! slimpsy lass who trips above And sets the foot-log quivering! Sing! bittern, bumble-bee, ...
— The Book of Joyous Children • James Whitcomb Riley

Words linked to "Gangling" :   thin, tall, lean

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