tucked-up

tucked-up

describes an abdomen of small circumference as compared to the thorax or to the normal outline for the individual animal. Normally seen in some breeds of dogs, e.g. Whippet, Greyhound.
References in classic literature ?
Happily, an inhabitant of the kitchen made more despatch: a lusty dame, with tucked-up gown, bare arms, and fire-flushed cheeks, rushed into the midst of us flourishing a frying-pan: and used that weapon, and her tongue, to such purpose, that the storm subsided magically, and she only remained, heaving like a sea after a high wind, when her master entered on the scene.