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slender adj
1 being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street" [syn: slight, slim]
2 very narrow; "a thin line across the page" [syn: thin]
3 having little width in proportion to the length or height; "a slender pole"
4 small in quantity; "slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus" [syn: slim]
5 gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease [syn: lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, supple, svelte, sylphlike]

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  1. Thin; slim.
    A rod is a long slender pole used for angling.





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