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beefy, beefyness

1. in dog conformation, used to describe overdevelopment of musculature in the hindquarters.
2. in cattle, used to designate the desirable physical conformation of a beef animal, but an undesirable character in dairy cattle.
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I can eat constantly and never get fat, but it would be nice to be a bit beefier.
Indeed, you could make a case for wickets coming in considerably lower with bats beefier and boundaries smaller.
For the two flanking symphonies Oramo conjured a beefier, big-boned sound, entirely appropriate both to Beethoven's Seventh and to Haydn's big-band Drumroll, which opened the programme.
If George Lopez has any success in rounding up a beefier cast of celebrities for the Bob Hope Desert Classic -- not that Engelbert Humperdinck is any slouch -- could he share the list with those who've struggled to organize the Dodgers' annual Hollywood Stars Night?
In laboratory experiments today, insects raised in oxygen-rich conditions can attain beefier proportions in just a few generations.
Current designs at midmarket and high-end retailers more accurately reflect furniture trends, such as leather and dark-finish furniture that warrant beefier floor lamps in traditional silhouettes and darker finishes.
Molding a larger part with thin walls required a machine with a beefier clamp.
For fat people like me, I'm jealous, but for a basketball player, he needs to get beefier.
The big issue for us is that we have a much different fiber matrix and a beefier product," says Sportexe's Mark Nicholls.
Gay men with HIV are no longer sexual pariahs, and some of the treatments (testosterone replacement therapy among them) have even made some HIVers beefier than their seronegative peers.
That great British institution LDV soldiers on with its dated but respected Pilot (a similar size to the above, more modern MPV-based vans) and the larger, beefier Convoy line-ups.