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Skinny, wiry

Posted by ESC on October 26, 2003

In Reply to: Stringy person posted by p-u-k on October 26, 2003

: Hello,
: I found this in Harry Potter book 5, chapter 21 page 393 UK edition.
: "a stringy Slytherin boy standing just behide Goyle was watching the horse eating with an expression of distaste on his face"

: I can't imagine how it looks being a stringy person.

Barney Fife (see above post). From Merriam-Webster online:

Main Entry: stringy
Pronunciation: 'stri[ng]-E
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): string·i·er; -est
Date: 1669
1 a : containing, consisting of, or resembling fibrous matter or string Stringy hair. b : lean and sinewy in build : WIRY
2 : capable of being drawn out to form a string : ROPY A stringy precipitate.
- string·i·ness noun

: Thank you.