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Lithy vs Lathy - What's the difference?

lithy | lathy |

As adjectives the difference between lithy and lathy

is that lithy is easily bent; pliable while lathy is (archaic) like a lath; long and slender.



Alternative forms

* (dialectal)


(en adjective)
  • Easily bent; pliable.
  • lathy


    (Webster 1913)


    (en adjective)
  • (archaic) Like a lath; long and slender.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1854, author=William Harrison Ainsworth, title=The Lancashire Witches, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=In this way he was dragged out; and as he crept up the bank, with the wet pouring from his apparel, which now clung tightly to his lathy limbs, he was greeted by the jeers of Nicholas. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1911, author=Hamilton Drummond, title=The Justice of the King, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=And little lathy Charles with his long, narrow white face and obstinate chin, is no A B C of a boy. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1917, author=Rudyard Kipling, title=A Diversity of Creatures, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage='Twas just a bit o' lathy old plank which Jim had throwed acrost the brook for his own conveniences. }}