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alligator arm
 n.pl.— «Still, John Lewis wishes he had a quarter for every alligator-arm quip he’s heard. “People always say if my arms were longer, I might reach more balls, but I try not to take it personally,” he said. “I don’t let it bother me because when you play this sport, it’s your talent and your heart that counts, not the size of the man.”» —“Skill and heart, not height, breeding success for Gophers” by Curt Brown Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Oct. 16, 1992. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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