from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a lean gaunt frame with prominent bones. See Synonyms at lean2.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. thin and bony, having prominent bones, rugged but not necessarily handsome
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having little flesh on the bones; gaunt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having little flesh on the bones; lean and large-boned; gaunt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a lean and bony physique
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Her roommate, a good-natured, rawboned blonde named Maze, short for "Amazing Grace," is also the first of her family to go to college, but she comes from a very different world.
At first encounter, Tuxtla has a rawboned, tropical boomtown feel and why not.
Tuxtla is a rawboned, overgrown tropical city with many great restaurants, some with not only very good food but magnificent views from dining terraces but Tuxtla is a lot like Betty Sue Bogan - you have to explore patiently over time to discover her treasures.
As his education continued, Washington underwent a teenage growth spurt, almost reaching his final rawboned height of six foot three.
We finally came to a room, in the center of which a square wooden table was set, and there stood a woman, gray-haired and rawboned and gaunt, with dead eyes like Susan's, and who held a plate of food in her hand and bade Susan sit in the table's lone chair.
To my left was a 60s building playing resigned host to the department of philosophy and every exasperating quibble and inconsequentiality it expostulated, and up further along the rawboned green breast was a business school erected in crisp glass and cleanly sectioned stone with marble facades.
Justine Kurland is 40, model-thin and rawboned, with thick black hair worn tomboy straight and scruffy clothes that look like a poor girl's Comme des Garcons.
The rawboned driver cursed and kicked at the broken wheel lying at a lopsided angle.
The father, whose worn denim overalls hung on a reedy frame, had a rawboned face and black hair that shone like onyx but wanted washing.
Just before Congress went back to work after the August recess, a rawboned man waved a sign, "A Sure Option -- Capitolism!"