The doctor is tall and thin, and Martin is very small and very fat.
But the facts will tend to thin out any possible jokes around the water cooler about French IMF chiefs being cursed.
For those of us used to the rough and tumble and entertainment of the House of Commons, however, this was thin gruel.
Ali and Mohammed rested on thin mats in a carpeted room on one of the upper floors, with several other patients.
The first concert had been headlined by thin Lizzy, with a then-little-known band named U2 as the warmup act.
Anglique was tall and thin like her father, skinny and angular like him.
She was thin, thinner than ever, and stiff as if she had withered.
His cheeks were thin and white, his eyes had nothing but despair in them.
His voice was thin, but it kept that line of hands high above their heads.
He took from it a thin packet of papers wrapped in oil-cloth.
Old English þynne "narrow, lean, scanty," from Proto-Germanic *thunnuz, *thunw- (cf. West Frisian ten, Middle Low German dunne, Dutch dun, Old High German dunni, German dünn, Old Norse þunnr), from PIE *tnus-, *tnwi-, from weak grade of root *ten- "stretch" (cf. Latin tenuis "thin, slender;" see tenet).
These our actors ... were all Spirits, and Are melted into Ayre, into thin Ayre. [Shakespeare, "The Tempest," IV.i.150, 1610]Thin-skinned is attested from 1590s; the figurative sense of "touchy" is from 1670s.
Old English þynnian "to make thin" (cf. German dünnen, Dutch dunnen), from thin (adj.). Intransitive sense of "to become less numerous" is attested from 1743; that of "to become thinner" is recorded from 1804. Related: Thinned; thinning.