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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. 2018.
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  • A league and a league of marsh-grass, waist-high, broad in the blade.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • He dodged a shrub and reached the hedge; it was just waist-high.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • But the third, waist-high, straight over, was exactly to his liking.

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

    The Last Stetson John Fox Jr.
  • Here was a waist-high bin, or storage box, with a hinged cover.

    Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound Alice B. Emerson
  • waist-high in the tumbling waters they bore it to quiet water and laid it on the shore.

    Hawk Eye David Cory
  • The wainscot is waist-high, and heavy beams divide the ceiling.

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

  • Suddenly in a shallow pool, near the river's edge, and bordered with waist-high grass, he came upon a flock of black ducks.

    The Silent Places Steward Edward White

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