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Glen’s long arms and legs qualify as lanky, but his accomplishments, confidence, and clarity give him a muscular air of leadership.
IN THE WORLD OF ULTRALIGHT HIKING, EVERYTHING WEIGHS SOMETHINGJVERSTEEGHJULY 14, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
The former Iowa State Cyclone and Chicago standout is 6-foot-4 and has lanky arms that lead to an impressive 7-foot-1 wingspan, making him a steal and deflection threat on defense and helping him to score quickly off the bench.
YOUR 2021 NBA PLAYOFF GUIDETOYLOY BROWNMAY 19, 2021OZY
Terrell was talented, already tall and lanky as a 10-year-old.
THERE’S A REASON MARYLAND’S DARRYL MORSELL IS SO TOUGH. IT STARTS WITH THE DEATH OF HIS BROTHER.EMILY GIAMBALVOMARCH 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The lanky young man approached Mary saying he wanted to dance with her “in the worst way.”
NOT ALL PRESIDENTS’ DANCE SKILLS ARE CREATED EQUALBONNIE BERKOWITZ, JOANNE LEEJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When you are 6-foot-4 and describe yourself as “lanky as hell,” a Zoom date might not be a bad way to meet someone for the first time.
DATE LAB: MARIAH CAREY. ALLIGATORS. UROLOGY. IS THIS ANY WAY TO START A ROMANCE?DAMONA HOFFMANJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He put on a soft wool cap and an old coat, seeking to camouflage his lanky 6-foot-4 frame.
LINCOLN’S FIRST INAUGURATION MET WITH THREATS OF KIDNAPPING, KILLING AND MILITIASMICHAEL RUANEJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Even Tim, so fine and big, had in this homely, lanky man a rival well worth watching.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
My lean and lanky form filled out, and I became familiar with the greeting of my friends: “Why, how well you look!”
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
Weston I had always known as a lanky man, but about his loosely fitting garments there had been an air of careless distinction.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
The officer in charge assigns me to a machine occupied by a lanky prisoner in stripes.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO LANKY

  • angular
  • bony
  • gaunt
  • lank
  • lanky
  • lean
  • rawboned
  • scraggy
  • skeletal
  • skin-and-bones
  • skinny
  • spare
  • undernourished
  • underweight
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