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bony

(bo´ne)
1. pertaining to, characterized by, resembling, or consisting of bone.
2. having an internal skeleton made of bones.
3. having prominent bones or being lean or scrawny.

bony

adjective Consisting of bone/bones; full of bones; pertaining to bones.

bony

adjective Consisting of bone/bones; full of bones; pertaining to bones

bony

(bo'ne)
Resembling or of the nature of bone. Synonym: osseous
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Lit from below to stress his haunted boniness, the portrait insists on his fragility and neurasthenia (Oslo Nationalgalleriet, 1895).
The art I made in the eighteen months after arriving in Alice Springs was surrealist, symbolic images about the tensions I had felt in coming to terms with the land's somnambulant boniness.
The third leg of their clumsy triangle was, like both Ian and Uncle, tall and slender, with a boniness that Ian found unattractive.