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well-made

[wel-meyd] /ˈwɛlˈmeɪd/
adjective
1.
skillfully built or constructed:
a well-made sofa.
2.
strongly built; well-built:
sturdy, well-made youngsters.
Origin of well-made
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300
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  • And Joe had lost an arm—he—that well-made, handsome, gallant fellow!

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • Mix together, and moisten with a well-made mayonnaise dressing.

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  • The latter was a gentleman in a well-made riding suit of cords.

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    Charles Garvice
  • It was the body of a tall, well-made man, about forty years of age.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He is rather tall, well-made, good-looking for a native, and talkative.

    Bones Edgar Wallace
  • She was delighted to find that he was most handsome, with a strong and well-made body.

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British Dictionary definitions for well-made

well-made

adjective (well made when postpositive)
1.
made to a good or high standard
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