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double-jointed

(dŭb′əl-join′tĭd)
adj.
Having unusually flexible joints, especially of the limbs or fingers.
A popular term for extreme joint laxity

double-jointed

adjective A popular term for extreme joint laxity
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I sort of liked Mika Rottenberg's video installation, although probably for the wrong reasons: I had been informed that Rottenberg's intent was the investigation of "Fordist" modes of assembly and production; the noisome affect I derived had far more to do with the sheer hideousness of bodies: the copiously sweating black lady body-builder, the bizarrely double-jointed, scrawny white girl, and the health-is-wealth jock boy.
From the waist up he is boyishly taut and lifted, yet stretchy and surprisingly double-jointed in the limbs.
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According to the company, the double-jointed welding arm is particularly useful in overhead installations because it can reach a larger work area in a shorter period of time.
The diligent and witty Kirchner also shoots down such taken-for-granted legends as "bulls hate the color red," contortionists are double-jointed," "electric fans cool the air," "mice like cheese," "moths eat clothes," "Napoleon was short."
After doing so, they discovered that she was double-jointed. By simply rotating her arms, she could pull them over her head so that her hands--still cuffed--were in front of her.
The interior is roomy for a small family hatchback with four adults able to be accommodated in comfort and five without the need to be double-jointed. Luggage capacity is good at 370 litres with the rear seats in use, which in practical terms means the weekly family shop is swallowed with aplomb.
He has an impressive(https://mic.com/articles/150818/michael-phelps-net-worth-wife-and-3-other-facts-to-know-about-olympic-gold-medal-swimmer#.YKwzT1TRX) wingspan, a foot size of 14 feet and is double-jointed. Possible physiological advantage aside, Phelps has continued to essentially maintain his impressive speed.
In July 2014, around a year after Lil's initial symptoms, Amanda decided to pay privately to see a consultant paediatrician, who assured them Lil simply had hypermobile joints - also known as being double-jointed.
Were you ever up against the smart guy with the double-jointed wrist whose centre-forward magically spun and flashed the ball into your goal?
He was second only in Test wickets to Muttiah Muralitharan, although many purists dismiss the Sri Lankan because of his double-jointed and debatable action.