paunchy


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paunchy

(pôn′chē, pän′-)
adj. paunch·ier, paunch·iest
Having a potbelly.

paunch′i·ness n.
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As the play opens, we're at the stadium in 1981, and Siguenza takes the mound as legendary rookie Fernando Valenzuela--complete with slack posture, the paunchy belly, and a black bowl-cut wig.
The lanky 20-year-old dancer, grandson of the paunchy, bandy-legged flamenco legend Farruco, generated even more excitement, with elastic moves and state-of-the-art footwork, than the old man had.
"Keep your fingers crossed for me!" The paunchy Barry, sporting a Grizzly Adams beard, at first inspires Will's pity--but certainly not his lust, Futterman reports.
Black and white pictures on the P.T.'s flashy web site show a paunchy young leader on a skinny platform surrounded by workers.
Think the genes you inherited doom your thighs to be forever flabby or your middle to be perpetually paunchy? You may be born with those tendencies, but the good news is you don't have to be dictated to by your genes.
In "At the Kiosk, on a Seashore" a young, long-legged, cat-eyed girl selects an older, paunchy man for her sexual fulfillment.
At first glance, as a stylish, unrestrained black woman in a Capitol Hill community bursting with paunchy white men in gray suits, that seems about right.
There's no cult of the body there, plus heavy drinking and smoking, so the senior citizens of Parnassus mostly look in very poor shape indeed, blotched and paunchy and physically incapable of much beyond a totter round the club or saloon bar.
Paunchy, cherubic, and grandfatherly by the time he was chief of the General Staff, but his appearance belied his strong character; although calm, patient, and methodical, he was also courageous, bold, and determined; he was also stubborn, and resented attempts to change his mind; he was in large measure responsible both for the near-disaster that befell French armies in August 1914 and for their deliverance a few weeks later at the Marne; during a postwar controversy over who was really responsible for the French victory at the Marne his opinion was sought; he responded: "I don't really know; but I know who would have been responsible had it been a defeat." <BL>
People whose big decisions ordinarily focus on pre-portioned school lunches love listening to this paunchy peacock drop the names of his industrialist friends--the fellows who, he tells us, share his $120 lunches at Twenty-One.
He's paunchy and bald, with ham-size hands that are as gnarled as cypress roots.
Later on, a paunchy traffic enforcer came out of an air-conditioned fast-food outlet nearby, accosted me and told me to cease and desist from doing that or face arrest for 'impersonating a traffic enforcer.' When I told him I was a lawyer and knew my right to make a citizen's arrest, he slunk away -and continued looking the other way.