Definition of pencil-thin in English:

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Extremely thin: a pencil-thin moustache delicate spears of pencil-thin asparagus
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  • To our left was a woman whose boots had crazy, scary, pencil-thin five-inch heels.
  • Only the occasional clump of purple heather broke the wall of wood formed by the pencil-thin pines and their bushy tops.
  • He gathers pencil-thin willow branches and snips them to 1-inch lengths.

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