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General Crossword Questions for “akimbo”

  • With hands on hips
  • With hands on hips and elbows out
  • A Kipling character with offensive smell needs to be given elbow-room
  • With hands on hips, king in the end gets the whiff of armpits
  • A disposition of arms
  • Offensive antipodean girl confiscated arms, as may be
  • Members' position leads to all kept in ministry backing opposition
  • A novel smell, thus armpits exposed?
  • A novel smell, widespread
  • Stance adopted by a Kipling character with a problem
  • Arms displayed openly?

Encyclopedia

  • Look up akimbo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Akimbo is a human body position in which the hands are on the hips and the elbows are bowed outward, or bent/bowed in a more general sense The forms akembo and akimbo are found in the 18th century, with akimbo gradually becoming the standard. — “Akimbo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Dual wield may be called akimbo style, though it has little resemblance to the human position of that name. There is some confusion over the origin of this usage of the word akimbo. — “Dual wield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Akimbo was a video on demand system that allowed subscribers to download television shows, movies, and other video to a set-top box on demand. Akimbo had also released its new RCA Akimbo Player which was a set top box that offers up to 100 hours of. — “Akimbo (on-demand service) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • It was the most innocent structure in the world–like a thousand others in Essex and Holland–topped by a narrow path, where we walked in single file with arms akimbo to keep our balance in the gusts of wind. — “The Riddle of the Sands” by Erskine Childers
  • Anatole, having taken off his overcoat, sat with arms akimbo before a table on a corner of which he smilingly and absent-mindedly fixed his large and handsome eyes. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • THE FAN: (Folded akimbo against her waist) Is me her was you dreamed before? Was then she him you us since knew? Am all them and the same now we? — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • Amy was asked, but Jo was not, which was fortunate for all parties, as her elbows were decidedly akimbo at this period of her life, and it took a good many hard knocks to teach her how to get on easily. — “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott
  • Anatole, having taken off his overcoat, sat with arms akimbo before a table on a corner of which he smilingly and absent-mindedly fixed his large and handsome eyes. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

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