Akimbo

31 07 2007

akimbo: a. and adv. [ME: in kenebwo, lit., in keen bow, i.e., in a sharp curve; a folk etym. from ON. kengboginn, bow-bent, from keng, bent, and bogie, a bow.} with hands on hips and elbows bent outward; as, with arms akimbo.

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1 08 2007
Priscilla

The kitchen in our house in Vermont was very small, so we had an often-used admonition: “Don’t stand arms akimbo in the kitchen!” There just wasn’t space, especially if there were four or five of us in there. It’s not a word you hear frequently, is it?

3 08 2007
Foghorn

You go to the girl’s door, you’ve traveled a long way, you have high hopes. You want to put your best foot forward, you want to advance the plan to have her and hold her, you know that this is what you want and you think that she may want the same things.

She flings open the door and there she is all a-sizzling, smiling a mischievious smile, arms akimbo….asking where you’ve got that kiss, that last kiss, that last kiss, that last kisseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee beenkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkiousy

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