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[kleen-limd] /ˈklinˌlɪmd/
having slender, well-proportioned arms and legs:
a clean-limbed athlete.
Origin of clean-limbed
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But all were bronzed and bearded, fleshless and clean-limbed.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • These horses are clean-limbed, close-coupled and wonderfully docile and obedient.

    The Red Watch J. A. Currie
  • We were accosted by a clean-limbed, joyous youth, who bore on his cap the outstretched winged badge of the police.

  • They were all tall, clean-limbed men, fierce and independent of mien.

    Jones of the 64th F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
  • When he came back, aglow with life, it seemed to the other that he had the clean-limbed beauty of a young Greek god.

    The Shadow of Victory Myrtle Reed
  • A groom was currying a strong, clean-limbed hunter haltered in the doorway.

    The Mad King Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Physically he is a clean-limbed, well-built, dark-brown man of medium stature, with no evidence of degeneracy.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • Drawn up at the curb behind them was a smart two-seated phaeton, with a pair of clean-limbed bays.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • They were a pair of well knit, clean-limbed young men, throat and face burnt deeply by wind and sun.

    The Adventures of a Modest Man Robert W. Chambers
  • Henry said that the Indians in them looked sprawling and dirty, unlike the alert, clean-limbed natives of the North.

    The Free Rangers Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for clean-limbed


having well-proportioned limbs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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