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  • adj. comparative form of bony: more bony


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  • Use the larger, meatier hind shanks of the lamb the front shanks are bonier.

    Top of the World Lamb Tagine

  • I hug him and he feels a lot bonier than I remember, but Mum says he eats like a horse and has been able to take himself, by train, a few stops down the line, to the institute for the blind, so he can read to some of the permanent residents and also sing to the old ladies, who love him, of course.

    Late, Late at Night

  • Suddenly models became bonier and feeble - and women started to starve themselves.

    Johann Hari: Why Have We Stopped Raging Against the Sick, Sick Fashion Industry?

  • THE NEXT DAY I hied to the Fashion Show Mall on the Strip and hinted to saleswomen older and bonier than I was where exactly I was bound.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • My mom used to say there was some old wives 'tale about how if your first toe was longer, it was a sign of royalty, which is why I noticed it in the first place, comparing them side-by-side with her longer, bonier toes.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Nearby was their mother, looking like a taller, bonier version of her daughter, with the same long black hair.

    City of Glass

  • I recognized the hips jutting out below my waist, always a little bonier than I would have liked.


  • I shouldn't rag on her, since my face has gotten bonier, but not bonnier, in my 40's, and my hair fountain dried up years ago.

    Do you give a damn who Maria Shriver endorses?

  • While men can fall within a relatively large window of body weights and muscle tone and be considered attractive, women are under constant pressure to be smaller, slimmer, and bonier.

    Mirror, mirror

  • He's not big to begin with, only 7-1/2 pounds or so, but he feels bonier when I pet him.

    Elvis Has a Lump


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