spindly

[spind-lee]
adjective, spindlier, spindliest.
long or tall, thin, and usually frail: The colt wobbled on its spindly legs.

Origin:
1645–55; spindle + -y1

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spindly (ˈspɪndlɪ)
 
adj , -dlier, -dliest
tall, slender, and frail; attenuated

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White matter contains the protein myelin, which coats neurons' spindly axons as they reach toward other areas of the brain.
Empty hatchbacks and pickup trucks were neatly parked under his neighbors' spindly carports.
Their hands evolved long spindly fingers that were joined by membranes.
But if those garden-centre specimens are a little too spindly for your taste, there's always the fake fir option.
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