#203. Narrowness. Thinness.-- N. narrowness &c. adj.; closeness, exility[obs]; exiguity 7c. (little) 193.
line; hair's breadth, finger's breadth; strip, streak, vein.
monolayer; epitaxial deposition[Engin].
thinness &c. adj.; tenuity; emaciation, macilency[obs], marcor|.
shaving, slip &c. (filament) 205; thread paper, skeleton, shadow, anatomy, spindleshanks[obs], lantern jaws, mere skin and bone.
middle constriction, stricture, neck, waist, isthmus, wasp, hourglass; ridge, ghaut[obs], ghat[obs], pass; ravine &c. 198.
narrowing, coarctation[obs], angustation[obs], tapering; contraction &c. 195.
V. be narrow &c. adj.; narrow, taper, contract &c. 195; render narrow &c. adj; waste away.
Adj. narrow, close; slender, thin, fine; thread-like &c. (filament) 205; finespun[obs], gossamer; paper-thin; taper, slim, slight-made; scant, scanty; spare, delicate, incapacious[obs]; contracted &c. 195; unexpanded &c. (expand &c. 194)[obs]; slender as a thread.
[in reference to people or animals] emaciated, lean, meager, gaunt, macilent[obs]; lank, lanky; weedy, skinny; scrawny slinky[U.S.]; starved, starveling; herring gutted; worn to a shadow, lean as a rake [Chaucer]; thin as a lath, thin as a whipping post, thin as a wafer; hatchet-faced; lantern-jawed.
attenuated, shriveled, extenuated, tabid[obs], marcid|, barebone, rawboned.