boniness


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  • noun

Synonyms for boniness

extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

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Police jammed Vera against the wall right then and ran hands across her shapely boniness for packets of dope.
His camera embraces imperfections: curves, boniness, dark roots, and the tired look of skin that has been made up too quickly.
41) A fish- or sea mammal-like quality is added to the previous images here, as T'Gatoi flows, despite her boniness, through Gan's living room and out the door.
WASP-New England, justifiably spoiled and enamored of iconic native trout and salmon, may have regarded this fish with contempt as an immigrant fish, of inferior boniness and flavor.