Definitions

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  • adj. having a bone structure that is light with respect to the surrounding flesh

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Examples

  • A thoughtful and attractive woman, small, light-boned, and watchful, Ita was casually dressed in jeans and a cotton blouse.

    David Helvarg: Remembering Ita Ford

  • Gwyllyn was an insignificant-looking man, light-boned and mousy-haired, but you didn't see him once he began to sing.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Often he forgot how small she was, how light-boned and fragile, but at times like thistimes when he wanted to put his arms around herhe was restrained by the thought that holding her too hard might hurt her, especially now when he no longer knew his own strength.

    City of Ashes

  • Sunara was as light-boned as any other Piri, and if she went in too deep, the current would yank her away as easily as it would a leaf.

    Darkness of the Light

  • No way of getting an exact weight for her, unfortunately-but she couldn't weigh more than seven stone, small and light-boned as she was.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Sometimes the work was almost too much for the light-boned, underfed girl but she always managed.

    Beast Master's Circus

  • The people she saw were tall, light-boned, dark-skinned and wide-chested, with long hair in various hues that they wore interlaced with thin braids enhanced by colorful yarn.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • This lady was light-boned, thin, and bent with rheumatism, but bright-eyed as the sparrow she so strongly resembled.

    Drums of Autumn

  • He was light-boned and thin for a ten-year-old, but still awfully heavy.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • A lithe and light-boned young man who was the very image of Kipling's version of Puck, right down to ears that gave an impression of being pointed, and artistically tousled dark hair, waited indolently on the threshold.

    Children Of The Night

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