Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having large, massive bones; of massive build; stout: as, burly-boned soldiers.

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Examples

  • -- Steel, if thou turn the edge, or cut not out the burly-boned clown in chines of beef ere thou sleep in thy sheath, I beseech Jove on my knees, thou mayest be turned to hobnails.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • Steel, if thou turn the edge, or cut not out the burly-boned clown in chines of beef ere thou sleep in thy sheath, I beseech Jove on my knees, thou mayst be turned to hobnails.

    Act IV. Scene X. The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth

  • Steel, if thou turn the edge, or cut not out the burly-boned clown in chines of beef ere thou sleep in thy sheath, I beseech God on my knees thou mayst be turned to hobnails.

    The Second Part of King Henry VI

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