He may not be gregarious but Petraeus wields a bony and ascetic charm which he combines with practical intelligence.
It reminded him of the man who had a poor old lean, bony, spavined horse, with swelled legs.
And lest we think models are just bony arms and pretty faces, they frequently assure us that they are really, truly intelligent.
Some were explicit, with messages written on them like that bony girl in the T-shirt.
A pair of giant, bony fish—one 18 feet long—have washed up on California beaches this week.
The next morning, about four o'clock, me and Swatty and bony went down to see the circus unload.
The crown was on the bony brow, and his sword and other articles near him.
Fischelowitz smiled with uncommon cheerfulness as he grasped the bony fingers heartily.
I led out the bony racks which the Indians had ridden, and delivered them to their owners.
And sometimes it actually seemed to the captain himself as though there were something uncanny about that overgrown, bony figure.
bony bon·y or bon·ey (bō'nē)
adj. bon·i·er or bon·ey·er, bon·i·est or bon·ey·est
Of, relating to, resembling, or consisting of bone.
Having an internal skeleton of bones.
Having prominent or protruding bones.