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  • Lena was in the kitchen now, banging cabinets, opening the fridge door—his small-boned girl with a bit of a heavy hand.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • Most of the patients were small-boned women like me, but there were a few men with broad shoulders and muscular chests who looked wildly out of place.

    Dirty Secret

  • Or: the book was a small-boned light-haired woman with big brown eyes and a startled expression.

    Audrey Niffenegger | Moths of the New World

  • Lena was in the kitchen now, banging cabinets, opening the fridge door—his small-boned girl with a bit of a heavy hand.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • He was small-boned and slender and seemed to take after Thelma Pearl in every way except for the cheekbones and the unmistakable jaw with the deep cleft in his chin.

    Come Again No More

  • My mother was extremely pretty, small-boned, and with a clear complexion and really long, curly hair.

    Naked Truth

  • The Flappers -- at least the ones who naturally fit the clothes and did not have to bind their bosoms so they would be fashionably flat -- were small-boned and almost fragile.

    Single definition of American Woman proves elusive at Costume Institute

  • He was small-boned and slender and seemed to take after Thelma Pearl in every way except for the cheekbones and the unmistakable jaw with the deep cleft in his chin.

    Come Again No More

  • She simply squared her small-boned shoulders, pulled herself up to her full flat-heel height of 5-foot-4 and got down to the business of reinventing herself.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The Self-Made CEO

  • The small-boned and most of the whites have long since been harried into protective custody by extortionists.

    Zebratown

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