- lathlike; long and thin.
Origin of lathy
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Examples from the Web for lathy
Lean and lathy, he is, but not hungry-looking; quick of eye and gesture; quick of step, too.The Book of Khalid
Lathy George pulled his reeling cayuse together, and pushed on.Bulldog Carney
W. A. Fraser
But at length, with a sudden bound upward, the fisher fell with his whole weight upon the back of his lathy antagonist.
Phineas was tall and lathy, red-haired, with an expression of great acuteness and shrewdness in his face.Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
At this time a tall, lathy gentleman came in, wearing a most original cut coatee.Tom Cringle's Log
- resembling a lath, esp in being tall and thin
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