adjective, bon·i·er, bon·i·est.
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As for the earliest vertebrates, Mayashita and his co-authors argue that another group of fish, characterized by bony armor in their skin, are closer to the mark.These fossilized lamprey hatchlings disprove an age-old evolutionary theory|Philip Kiefer|March 11, 2021|Popular Science
And lest we think models are just bony arms and pretty faces, they frequently assure us that they are really, truly intelligent.Miranda Kerr & Karlie Kloss Suffer From Model Denial|Lizzie Crocker|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The oarfish is the largest living bony fish, reaching up to 35 feet in length.
A pair of giant, bony fish—one 18 feet long—have washed up on California beaches this week.
It reminded him of the man who had a poor old lean, bony, spavined horse, with swelled legs.Did Abraham Lincoln Actually Say That Obama Quote?|James M. Cornelius|September 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Some were explicit, with messages written on them like that bony girl in the T-shirt.Pro-Anorexia, Thinspirational Images on Pinterest: Threat of Self-Harm|Isabel Wilkinson|April 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Johnny the Itch pulled nervously at the wide-brimmed fedora jerked down on his bony skull.
Angular and bony, with slightly stooped shoulders, his face is a mass of minute wrinkles seamed on yellow parchment.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Indeed, part of the bony structure had rolled clear of the shreds of tattered rags.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
Various disorders of nutrition in the early years of life express themselves in bony deformities, and the skull is not spared.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
Then she drew the glistening ring from the skeleton's bony hand, and placed it on her third finger.They Looked and Loved|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller