What does the word bony mean?

  • Resembling bone.

  • Consisting of bone.

  • Having large or prominent bones.

Usage examples for bony

  1. Seized the wooden bowl the old man, Closely in his bony fingers Clutched the fatal bowl, Onagon, Shook it fiercely and with fury, Made the pieces ring together As he threw them down before him. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. If the fragments are widely separated from one another, or if some tissue, such as muscle, intervenes between them, callus may not be able to bring about a bony union between the fragments, and non- union results. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  3. He was of a slender build and a bony frame, except in front. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  4. He loosened the reins and led the bony animal a step or two before mounting. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  5. Late in the afternoon the Sparrow came back, paler, and more bony than ever, and sank, breathing hard, upon the floor, with his sack of coal. – The Shape of Fear by Elia W. Peattie

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