His own image started forth a profaner of the cloister, a heretic franciscan, willing and willing not to serve, spinning like Gherardino da Borgo San Donnino, a lithe web of sophistry and whispering in her ear.
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The lithe dancers seem to float across the stage.
Although Elvis is best known for his lithe, gyrating "Hound Dog" days, it is his later, weightier, gold lamé–draped self that remains the most emulated among most of his impersonators.
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