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Boney   /bˈoʊni/   Listen
Boney

adjective
1.
Having bones especially many or prominent bones.  Synonym: bony.  "Her bony wrist" , "Bony fish"
2.
Being very thin.  Synonyms: scraggy, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy.  "A long scrawny neck"






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"Boney" Quotes from Famous Books



... Company of Roxburghshire Volunteers, a band of nearly a hundred men of fine physique and first-rate horsemanship, whose bearing was the admiration of everyone when the laird marched them into Hawick on that momentous night in 1804 when "Boney" was supposed to have landed on Scottish shores. Mr. Scott's services had not been forgotten. A captain's commission in the 1st Regiment of Roxburgh Local Militia now belonged to him, and he squared his shoulders with an air and gave the military salute to those on the ...
— Stories of the Border Marches • John Lang and Jean Lang

... Our Own Noodle).—Father Buonaparte, at the Olympic, judging from the account of it in the Times, seems to consist of "a part" for our WILSON BARRETT, the remainder being skeletonish, or "boney." ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, March 28, 1891 • Various



Words linked to "Boney" :   boneless, boniness, underweight, bonelike, bone, boned, strong-boned, thin, skinny, lean, scraggy



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