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slab-sided

[slab-sahy-did] /ˈslæbˌsaɪ dɪd/
adjective, Informal.
1.
having the sides long and flat, like slabs.
2.
tall and lank.
Origin of slab-sided
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • While this was gratifying on certain lines, it made art look little and slab-sided.

    Roads of Destiny O. Henry
  • Pringle was a slab-sided, beak-faced youth with buttermilk eyes.

    Motor Matt's Mystery Stanley R. Matthews
  • I hate to be obviously thought next door to a red Indian by a woman who's slab-sided and round-shouldered.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • The others generally are slab-sided, stoop-shouldered, but withey.

    Our Southern Highlanders Horace Kephart
  • However, its roof was not hinged and it was not full to the brim of slab-sided and painted animals of wood.

    Some Reminiscences Joseph Conrad
  • And that slab-sided Peters says he saw you turn into the thicket.

    Bolanyo Opie Percival Read
  • A long backed dog lacks staying qualities, and a slab-sided one has not the room for lungs.

    The Airedale Williams Haynes
  • The male is slab-sided, hook-billed, and distorted, and is rejected by the canners.

  • Think you own the whole cattle country jest cause you herd a few ornery, pink-eyed, slab-sided critters for your salt?

  • The sand car slowed down now, as they approached a slab-sided mesa that rose vertically from the desert.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison

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