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of or like bone.
full of bones.
having prominent bones; big-boned.
skinny; emaciated.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Swatty Ellis Parker Butler
Way of the Lawless Max Brand
A Cigarette-Maker’s Romance F. Marion Crawford
My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
Men in War Andreas Latzko

adjective bonier, boniest
resembling or consisting of bone or bones
having many bones
having prominent bones: bony cheeks
thin or emaciated: a bony old woman


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