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Rawboned   Listen
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Rawboned  adj.  Having little flesh on the bones; gaunt.






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"Rawboned" Quotes from Famous Books



... skinny; scrawny slinky[U.S.]; starved, starveling; herring gutted; worn to a shadow, lean as a rake [Chaucer]; thin as a lath, thin as a whipping post, thin as a wafer; hatchet-faced; lantern-jawed. attenuated, shriveled, extenuated, tabid[obs3], marcid|, barebone, rawboned. monomolecular. ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... lads were holding a pair of rawboned nags, that resembled saddlers about as much as a cigar-store Indian does a sonata. Croyden looked ...
— In Her Own Right • John Reed Scott

... middle of one of the boats upon the canvas covering that protected the robes. He was a stout, robust fellow, with a little gray eye, that had a peculiarly sly twinkle. "Frederic" also stretched his tall rawboned proportions close by the bourgeois, and "mountain-men" completed the group; some lounging in the boats, some strolling on shore; some attired in gayly painted buffalo robes, like Indian dandies; some with hair saturated with red paint, and beplastered with glue to their temples; and one ...
— The Oregon Trail • Francis Parkman, Jr.

... which Ballyswiggan Castle was situated. Most of the guests went on horseback, as the approach was scarcely suited to wheeled carriages. My grandmother was too infirm to move, but my grandfather mounted a rawboned back which had carried him in his younger days, and my aunts and mother rode on their rough ponies. Pat Brady, who, finding himself so happy on shore, had put off going to sea, and I rode together on a beast which we had borrowed for ...
— Ben Burton - Born and Bred at Sea • W. H. G. Kingston

... now on a big, rawboned horse that had lost its Uhlan rider. He was so tired that he was swaying in his saddle, ...
— The Boy Scouts In Russia • John Blaine



Words linked to "Rawboned" :   lean, thin



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