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[weyst-hahy] /ˈweɪstˈhaɪ/
extending as high as the waist:
a waist-high hedge.
Origin of waist-high
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We came upon them both together, the mower lying on its side, red with rust, amid a stretch of waist-high grass.

    The Mistress of Bonaventure Harold Bindloss
  • A league and a league of marsh-grass, waist-high, broad in the blade.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • A flimsy, waist-high structure of boards separated the passengers from the people on the wharf.

    Captives of the Flame Samuel R. Delany
  • He dodged a shrub and reached the hedge; it was just waist-high.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • The bush is shrubby, is generally about waist-high, and the stems bear small, hooked prickles.

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • But the third, waist-high, straight over, was exactly to his liking.

  • As they wade through the waist-high hay fields they meet the fleeing colonists.

  • Just in front of him were two rocks, waist-high, with a crevice between them.

    The Last Stetson John Fox Jr.
  • It feathers like a palm top: a stalk which was cut measured six feet, although from the ridges it was but waist-high.

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