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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bony  \Bon"y\,  a. 
  1.  Consisting  of  bone,  or  of  bones;  full  of  bones;  pertaining 
  to  bones. 
 
  2.  Having  large  or  prominent  bones. 
 
  {Bony  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  menhaden. 
 
  {Bony  pike}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  gar  pike  ({Lepidosteus}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bony 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {cadaverous}, 
  {emaciated},  {gaunt},  {haggard},  {pinched},  {skeletal}, 
  {wasted}] 
  2:  composed  of  or  containing  bone;  "osseous  tissue"  [syn:  {osseous}, 
  {osteal}] 
  3:  having  bones  especially  many  or  prominent  bones;  "a  bony 
  shad  fillet";  "her  bony  wrist"  [syn:  {boney}]  [ant:  {boneless}] 




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