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Big-boned   /bɪg-boʊnd/   Listen

Having a bone structure that is massive in contrast with the surrounding flesh.

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"Big-boned" Quotes from Famous Books

... finely felt as injustice. It may be only small injustice that the child can be exposed to; but the child is small, and its world is small, and its rocking-horse stands as many hands high, according to scale, as a big-boned Irish hunter. Within myself, I had sustained, from my babyhood, a perpetual conflict with injustice. I had known, from the time when I could speak, that my sister, in her capricious and violent coercion, was unjust to me. I had cherished a profound conviction that her bringing me up by hand gave ...
— Great Expectations • Charles Dickens

... was manipulating the pump, the girl moved nearer, frankly taking stock of her. The dim impression retained from their meeting in the early morning was merely emphasised by this second inspection; the woman was built on generous lines—big-boned, heavy and apparently immensely strong. A contented and easy-going humour shone from her broad, coarsely featured countenance, oddly contending with a suggestion of implacable obstinacy ...
— The Bandbox • Louis Joseph Vance

Words linked to "Big-boned" :   robust

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