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bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wastedadjective
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
"emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
osseous, osteal, bonyadjective
composed of or containing bone
having bones especially many or prominent bones
"a bony shad fillet"; "her bony wrist"; "bony fish"
resembling, having the appearance or consistence of, or relating to bone; osseous.
full of bones
with little flesh; skinny, thin
having prominent bones
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from bone.
At the end of this hole is a membrane, fastened to a round bony limb, and stretched like the head of a drum; and therefore, by anatomists, called tympanum. John Ray, on the Creation.
consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining to bones
having large or prominent bones
Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is a half Aboriginal, half-white detective character created by Arthur Upfield. Bony appeared in dozens of Upfield's novels from the late 1920s until the author's death in 1964.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bony is ranked #115034 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Bony surname appeared 152 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bony.
48% or 73 total occurrences were Black.
39.4% or 60 total occurrences were White.
5.9% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
3.9% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
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The numerical value of bony in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of bony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of bony in a Sentence
As you can imagine,( the) same with any mammals, juveniles aren't as experienced. They don't have as much pattern recognition skills as adults, we suspect strongly that it's the juveniles and their judgment and discernment between what is somebody's foot and what's a flash of a bony fish's scales.
Robertson Davies, The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks, 1947:
I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind... At the back of the Daylight Saving scheme, I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy, and wise in spite of themselves.
I think it is a highly significant discovery, as the origin and diversificationof modern bony-jawed fishesis still shrouded in mystery, but Janiusiscus takes us abig step closer to really understandingthis major evolutionary transition, from primitive jawed fishes to the beginning of themodern jawed fish fauna.
The coral will die, leaving just its skeleton behind, which eventually turns into limestone, then, in come the animals like starfishes and sea urchins; we call those grazers. So instead of a bunch of different species sharks, bony fishes, invertebrates and mollusks you end up with a reef with four to five species in it, tops. Thats a dead reef.
It sounds terrible, but she’s actually very lucky, because the rehab from this bony injury is a lot quicker than the rehab from an ACL (tear), you hate to see an athlete injured in any way, but at the same time, an ACL versus an impaction injury to the tibial plateau, this is the much better injury.
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