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- adj. muscular
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Muscular.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a muscle or to muscles.
- Full of muscles; hence, strong; sinewy.
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But even modern baleen whales which are here probably a better comparison as they lack the melons of modern toothed whales have bulbous nostrils which have cartilaginous and musculous parts, what leads to a different external profile and postion of the nostrils than the bare bone would show.
The horses of the Islands, as of other barren countries, are very low: they are indeed musculous and strong, beyond what their size gives reason for expecting; but a bulky man upon one of their backs makes a very disproportionate appearance.
This, said Bacbuc, comes of not considering with ourselves, or understanding the motions of the musculous tongue, when the drink glides on it in its way to the stomach.
He had a tongue so musculous and subtile, that he could twist it up into his nose and deliver a strange kind of speech from thence.
Dragon Flies, &c. hollow, or empty; in others fill'd with some kind of substance; in blue Flies, with a reddish musculous substance, with _fibres_ tending from the center or bottom outwards; and divers other, with various and differing kinds of substances.