from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of bony.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of bony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being very thin
  • adj. having bones especially many or prominent bones


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  • Wrath of the Lich King features many such 'boney' monsters, including flying frost wyrms.

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  • Thank you Republican Party for shutting that boney bag of hot air DOWN!

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  • But then the boney corpses, one here, two there, violated public soccer fields and little league baseball diamonds.

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  • "Well, I want to see one," I said when he concluded, falling to the couch in a boney mass of exhaustion.

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  • Once, when the angels first came, he woke Pete across the room, but Pete is eleven, boney and sharp as scissors, and he belted Jo-Jo hard in the chest.

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  • No doubt these miserable villagers, with lives barely worth the few boney fish they hauled daily, were superstitious on top of their misery, thinking the wearied traveler a reaper out for their souls, or a ghoul from the deeps hungry for their flesh.

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  • Yes | No | Report from buckshot89 wrote 12 weeks 4 days ago john, i'm with you. thanks for your service. rabbit, canada's health care is just as good as our ... canada is a developed country too. semi-socialist, yes. but we can forgive them for that. as far as pike, yes they're boney but if you fillet them right, you don't lose any meat and the fillet is completely boneless.

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  • The formation of bunions and tailor bunions are boney abnormalities that have a genetic predisposition and will change the anatomical boney alignment of the foot making it wider.

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  • In photos, Ali's flesh hangs off his frail, boney frame, his eyes heavy with pain.

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