Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being bony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The condition or quality of being bony.

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  • noun the property or degree of being bony

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

  • noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Same in Canada, a Muskies, "boniness" varies on the season, and how well the fish is eating, but if you are asking for eating reasons, then i have no idea.

    Obama's "bow"

  • Same in Canada, a Muskies, "boniness" varies on the season, and how well the fish is eating, but if you are asking for eating reasons, then i have no idea.

    Obama's "bow"

  • Thin to the point of boniness, with a sharp-angled face, sparse graying hair, and mournful eyes, he was easily accepted by drug dealers as a likely customer to purchase a fix.

    I’ll Walk Alone

  • His fingers 'long boniness brought me back to an old familiarity.

    Coming Back To Earth As A Dog

  • Beneath the coat he wore a green shirt with the top three buttons opened, revealing a chest of tubercular hue and boniness, offset by a rakish red kerchief drawn loosely around his thin neck.

    EVENING’S EMPIRE

  • Beneath the coat he wore a green shirt with the top three buttons opened, revealing a chest of tubercular hue and boniness, offset by a rakish red kerchief drawn loosely around his thin neck.

    EVENING’S EMPIRE

  • Beneath the coat he wore a green shirt with the top three buttons opened, revealing a chest of tubercular hue and boniness, offset by a rakish red kerchief drawn loosely around his thin neck.

    EVENING’S EMPIRE

  • As a society, we have to break the equation of celebrity and boniness.

    Liz Perle: The Model of Thin

  • Weird milky eyes with no pupil, limbs too long for their thin boniness, and they ... bent.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Hudson was within shouting distance of fifty, thin to the point of boniness, with a sharp nose and a sharp tongue and a refined voice.

    Two Weeks To Remember

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