Thursday, 31 May 2012

Entry: lissome (adj.)

In context: "'With a heartbreakingly lovely face, too, Hall, all peachy and lissome, like big pretty girls get.'"

Definition: Supple, limber; lithesome; lithe and agile.

Other:  Etymology:  Contracted variant of lithesome adj.  

Also see Hal: 'I'm going to have to keep her away from this kid Ortho Stice up here, because he really is a Rubensophile.  After P.M.s when we sit around he'll go on and on about enormous breasts and melon bellies and quivery laps until we're all grimacing and pinching out nose-bridges.  And what you meant was not lissome.'

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Page: 1015

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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