(Adjectives). Narrow, slender, thin, fine, filiform, filamentary, filamentous, fibrous, funicular, capillary, stringy, wiredrawn, fine-spun, anguine, taper, dapper, slim, slight, gracile, scant, spare, delicate.

    Meagre, lean, emaciated, lank, lanky, starveling, attenuated, skinny, scraggy, gaunt, skin and bone, raw- boned, spindle-shanked 193, spidery, spindly, reedy.

    (Phrases). Thin as a lath; thin as a whipping-post; lean as a rake; thin as a thread-paper; thin as a wafer; thin as a shadow.

  • Layer (Substantives), stratum, bed, zone, substratum, slab, escarpment, floor, flag, stage, story, tier.
  • Plate, lamma, lamella, sheet, flake, scale, coat, pellicle, membrane, film, slice, shive, cut, shaving, rasher, board, plank, platter, trencher, spatula, leaf.

    Stratification, scaliness, a nest of boxes, coats of an onion.

    (Verbs). To slice, shave, etc.

    (Adjectives). Lamellar, laminated, lamelliform, laminiferous, scaly, filmy, membranous, flaky, foliated, foliaceous, stratified, stratiform, tabular.

  • Filament (Substantives), line, fibre, fibril, hair, gossamer, wire, thread, cord, rope, yarn, etc. (see 45), cilium, gimp.
  • Strip 51, shred, slip, spill, list, string, band, fillet, fascia, ribbon (or riband); roll, lath, slat, splinter, shiver, shaving; arborescence, see 256; strand.

    A hair-stroke.

    (Adjectives). Filamentary, fibrous, hairy, capillary, thread-like, wiry, funicular, stringy.

  • Height (Substantives), altitude, elevation, eminence, pitch, loftiness, sublimity.
  • Stature, tallness, procerity, culmination, see Summit 210.

    A giant, grenadier, guardsman, colossus, giraffe.

    Alps, mountain, mount, hill, hillock, monticule, fell, moorland, hummock, knap, knoll, cape, headland, foreland, promontory, ridge, arête, pike, uplands, highlands, rising ground, downs, dune, mound, mole, steeps, bluff, cliff, crag, vantage-ground, tor, eagle's nest, crow's nest.

    Orography, Orology.

    Tower, pillar, column, obelisk, monument, steeple, spire, flèche, campanile, minaret, turret, cupola, pilaster, sky-scraper.

    Pole, pikestaff, maypole, flagstaff, topmast, topgallant mast, crow's nest.

    Ceiling, roof, awning, canopy (see 210), attic, loft, garret, housetop.

    Growth, upgrowth 194.

    (Verbs). To be high, etc., to tower, soar, ride, beetle, hover, cap, overtop, culminate, overhang, hang over, impend, overlie, bestride, mount, surmount, to cover 222, perch.

    To render high, to heighten, exalt, see Elevate 307.

    To become high, grow, upgrow, soar, tower, rise 305.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
See our FAQ for more details.