Origin of spindling
verb (used with object), spin·dled, spin·dling.
verb (used without object), spin·dled, spin·dling.
Origin of spindle
Regional variation note
Related Words for spindlingawkward, bony, gangly, gawky, lanky, lumbering, rangy, skinny, spindly, tall, thin, leggy, long-legged
Examples from the Web for spindling
Historical Examples of spindling
His head was big, his body small, his arms and legs were thin and spindling.The Boy Life of Napoleon
They were so spindling and delicate that they were the death of themselves.The Young Mountaineers
Charles Egbert Craddock
He had round, stooping shoulders, and long, spindling limbs.
If left too long they will soon crowd and become weak and spindling.The Vegetable Garden
Nothing but a bedstead, with high, spindling posts, was there.Phemie Frost's Experiences
Ann S. Stephens
Word Origin for spindle
Old English spinel, properly "an instrument for spinning," from stem of spinnan (see spin (v.)), with intrusive -d-. Related to Old Saxon spinnila, Old Frisian spindel, Old High German spinnila, German Spindel. As a type of something slender, it is attested from 1570s.