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  • He said how honoured he was to have arranged an audience with the Pope – at which Bill at once leapt in to ask, to the nation's bewilderment: "I take it, señor Pelé, you mean a meeting with the raw-boned and rangy former Derbyshire medium-pacer George Pope?"

    Tons of reasons to support the monarchs of sport | Frank Keating

  • They found little of interest on the lonesome, raw-boned isle, but they renamed it San Carlos, and half-heartedly annexed it for the Spanish Crown.

    Richard Bangs: Skullduggery on Easter Island (Part I of II)

  • But he has attributes other than the raw-boned aggression of the stereotype, notably good vision and touch, the knack of threading short, subtle passes between defenders and masterly running off the ball that creates the space for his team-mates to score.

    Kevin Davies's England reward is deserved – but it could be short-lived

  • Johnny Rochester, Henry Savile, a hearty raw-boned sort of man whom Rochester obviously adores, and Lord Sedley came to the tiring rooms after the performance this evening:

    Exit the Actress

  • That means a limited number of elite players — mostly the seven youngsters from the Ann Arbor program — and a bunch of raw-boned role players: grinders, defensive specialists and muckers, in other words, the gritty players who have populated Mr. Burke's teams in Vancouver, Anaheim (where he won a Stanley Cup) and now Toronto.

    For America, It's 1980 All Over Again

  • Emaline was riding Popcorn while Juanita was on a big, raw-boned chestnut gelding.

    Come Again No More

  • Thinner then, raw-boned almost, his long, straight brown hair flung about with each herky-jerk gesture, Skip was standing behind the rutted wooden bar, talking six times faster than anyone else in the entire state.

    The Lampshade

  • In the flesh, Benjamin Twohig turned out to be a tall, ginger-haired, raw-boned youth of about twenty-five with enormous hands and ears and a very prominent Adam's apple.

    The Devil's Bedpost

  • I tried a grateful smile on the raw-boned archer, who received it in stony silence.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • She was a raw-boned old Scotch trot, not unlike my mother-in-law; the kind who loves nothing better than to interfere in other folk's affairs, and put their lives in order for them.

    Fiancée

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