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It is one of the commonest delusions among fat men that horseback riding will bring them down and make them sylphlike and willowy.
COBB'S ANATOMYIRVIN S. COBB
I had red cheeks and was ashamed of them, and my stocky, square-shouldered figure was anything but sylphlike.
Their gross exaggeration was fondly counted upon to make her appear sylphlike by comparison with the images she raised.
Gradually the young bird emerged from its gruesome infancy, and day by day became more sylphlike.
IN THE OPENSTANTON DAVIS KIRKHAM
Her vest and train of white satin did not conceal her sylphlike form and delicate feet.
SKETCHESBENJAMIN DISRAELI
A figure of medium height, neither sylphlike nor slender, but of full physical outline, in points even imposing.
For at this writing in those parts the slender, sylphlike string-bean is not playing a minor part, as with us.
EUROPE REVISEDIRVIN S. COBB
The young women have none of the sylphlike appearance of the Mandingoes or Soosoos.
CAPTAIN CANOTBRANTZ MAYER
A dress wonderfully becoming to a slender sylphlike girl may become a tragedy on her plump classmate.

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