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- n. the property or degree of being bony
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition or quality of being bony.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being bony.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
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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.
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.
His fingers 'long boniness brought me back to an old familiarity.
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.
As a society, we have to break the equation of celebrity and boniness.
Weird milky eyes with no pupil, limbs too long for their thin boniness, and they ... bent.
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.
One of the delightful things about her was that she was obviously going to make an admirable old lady; the delicate boniness of her face and the clearness of her skin assured that.
"You needn't worry over my boniness," she assured him cheerfully.
Envious to behold the extremes of boniness, which then, as now, doubtless characterized the strong-minded females, he concealed himself in a neighboring bathing-house, and brought his opera-glass to bear on the group.