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[big-bohnd] /ˈbɪgˈboʊnd/
having a bone structure that is massive in contrast with the surrounding flesh.
Origin of big-boned
First recorded in 1600-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Jane was big-boned like her mother, but Susan was short and plump and merry like her father.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • If only, oh, if only he could put life into that great six-foot, big-boned frame!

    Incredible Adventures Algernon Blackwood
  • He was big-boned, loose-jointed, and so sandy that it was a riddle to guess his age.

    At Start and Finish William Lindsey
  • For Pete was big-boned and strong, and promised to be an ugly customer in a battle.

    The Vast Abyss George Manville Fenn
  • Alex Cantling was a big-boned, clean-shaven, healthy-looking man.

  • He was big-boned and deep-chested, and had nervous as well as muscular strength.

    The Garden Of Allah Robert Hichens
  • But there arose one, Long Jeff, a Yankee-man, big-boned and big-muscled.

  • In Ithaca was a beggar named Irus, gluttonous and big-boned but a coward.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • This strong-sinewed, big-boned, unpoetical King has been the hardest nut ever republicanism had to crack!

  • Billy was wrapped in a blue and green bath-robe, the hem of which was not deep enough to hide his bare, big-boned ankles.

    Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman

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