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used in Lord of the Flies

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lacking grace in movement or appearance; or difficult to handle or manage — especially because of shape
  • On the mountain-top the parachute filled and moved; the figure slid, rose to its feet, spun, swayed down through a vastness of wet air and trod with ungainly feet the tops of the high trees; falling, still falling, it sank toward the beach and the boys rushed screaming into the darkness.
    p. 153.5
ungainly = awkward (not graceful)
  • Ralph remembered the ungainly figure on a parachute.
    p. 162.6
ungainly = awkwardly moving (not graceful)
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