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lithe
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
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Definition
a graceful, flexible body — often implying thinness

or:

graceful, flexible body movement
  • Hark ye, lad—fleet interlacings of the limbs—lithe swayings—coyings—flutterings! lip! heart! hip! all graze: unceasing touch and go! not taste, observe ye, else come satiety.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (10% in)
  • To look at the tawny brawn of his lithe snaky limbs, you would almost have credited the superstitions of some of the earlier Puritans, and half-believed this wild Indian to be a son of the Prince of the Powers of the Air.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (82% in)

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