The rest were children, from gangling adolescents to one mere infant in arms.
Look a that gangling country jay, he muttered in Osgoods ear.
Long, lean and hollow cheeked, the term "gangling" fits him better than any other.
The horse wheeled, stepping as clumsily as a gangling yearling.
Four years there did the work for the gangling, silent mountaineer.
Long, gangling boy to start with, and a lean, stoop-shouldered man.
The tall Rogan teetered up to the prisoners on his gangling legs, and stared icily at them.
Come here, Rufie, said Billson, beckoning to the gangling youth.
The second of the three was a gangling kid who probably never gave me a second look, let alone a third.
He was then a tall, "gangling" youth, six feet one in height, with yellow hair and blue eyes.
by 1812, a frequentative of gang in some sense involving looseness.
GANGLING. Tall, slender, delicate, generally applied to plants. Warw. [James O. Halliwell, "A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words," 1846]