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[slab-sahy-did] /ˈslæbˌsaɪ dɪd/
adjective, Informal.
having the sides long and flat, like slabs.
tall and lank.
Origin of slab-sided
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Pringle was a slab-sided, beak-faced youth with buttermilk eyes.

    Motor Matt's Mystery Stanley R. Matthews
  • The others generally are slab-sided, stoop-shouldered, but withey.

    Our Southern Highlanders Horace Kephart
  • And that slab-sided Peters says he saw you turn into the thicket.


    Opie Percival Read
  • The male is slab-sided, hook-billed, and distorted, and is rejected by the canners.

  • The sand car slowed down now, as they approached a slab-sided mesa that rose vertically from the desert.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • I hate to be obviously thought next door to a red Indian by a woman who's slab-sided and round-shouldered.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • Two days before the execution she arrived, a slab-sided, shabby drudge of a woman.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • A long backed dog lacks staying qualities, and a slab-sided one has not the room for lungs.

    The Airedale

    Williams Haynes
  • Shortly afterwards they came suddenly on a man, with an old vehicle, and a slab-sided horse that looked half starved.

  • The Loucheux Indian, his wives, his babies, and his slab-sided dogs suffer from starvation almost every winter.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron

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