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- adj. Like a skeleton.
- From skeleton + -ic. (Wiktionary)
“I put the Skoda in the same place as before, under the cover of the fallen roof of the shed, and walked the half mile to the river, taking time to check the environment and going aboard the hulk just after half -- past eleven, with the moon floating above the dark skeletonic arm of a grain elevator downriver.”
“Only the bridge made a connection between the two, breaking the skyline a quarter of a mile away with its dark skeletonic girders curving across the snows like the bones of a dead rainbow.”
“Searching my memory, I can drag up no recollection of another such self-opener of secret chambers and skeletonic closets.”
“He wore a pair of long pantaloons that, unfortunately for his symmetry, adhered to his legs and thighs as closely as the skin; and as the aforesaid legs and thighs were skeletonic, nothing could be more ludicrous than his appearance in them.”
“a comic scene with a skeletonic man on a comic bicycle.”
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A roster of adjectives that infrequently surface in typical conversation and writing. Many are dredged from scientific or other technical jargon or sieved from examples of disused archaic forms.
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