armgaunt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps arm +‎ gaunt.

Adjective[edit]

armgaunt (comparative more armgaunt, superlative most armgaunt)

  1. (nonce word, archaic) Of uncertain meaning; perhaps describing gaunt or slender limbs.
    • 1607, William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra:
      And soberly did mount an armgaunt steed.
    • 1951, Clark Ashton Smith, The Dark Chateau: And Other Poems, page 25:
      Quixote comes, in battered mail, Armgaunt, with eyes of some keen haggard hawk Far from his eyrie
    • 1979, ‎William Joseph Myles Starkie, The Acharnians of Aristophanes, page 195:
      SERVANT (Imitating the style of his master) The awful armgaunt knight who wields the Gorgon, shaking three shadowy plumes.

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