skeletal frame

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Noun1.skeletal frame - the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shapeskeletal frame - the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
chassis - the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor
hoop - a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
supporting structure - a structure that serves to support something
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Colin |as Ray True It had been a long time since a show caught people's imagination, the internet damn near bursting with anoraks poring over the show's quasi-religious gothic symbolism, the lead characters' pseudophilosophical banter - "Time is a flat circle" etc - and, most importantly, McConaughey's funky facial hair and worryingly skeletal frame.
He wasted away, his clothes hanging from his skeletal frame.
and skeletal frame construction, the elementary building, half-timbered buildings and outdoor playground equipment, etc.
Only the skeletal frame of the new-build home remains after the suspected arson attack
The high-tech cyborg named "Rex," whose creation is documented in "The Incredible Bionic Man" television special and which has been moved from England to the Smithsonian Museum, not only has a skeletal frame with artificial limbs, but a heart, pancreas, lung, spleen and kidney.
She could have easily put the past behind her and buried the secrets of the stylists along with her skeletal frame.
Her skeletal frame and gaunt face prompted millions worldwide to donate cash to end hunger.
FAR be it from me to question the aesthetic sensitivities of Marcia Romney regarding the new Gateshead Town Centre redevelopment (Views of the North, September 10); however, I think it's premature to comment on the skeletal frame of a building site rather than the finished article and the development is quite clearly a million miles away from the deserted car park that preceded it.
Hence the maximum reduction of the air flow cross section due to the presence of the skeletal frame was 13.
Felicity Warbrick's ink on paper drawing is a skeletal frame of a house destroyed by fire, isolated and to one side, lost in the large coloured frame.
HER skeletal frame weighing just 4st 13lb, anorexic Annabel Norris was hours from death - all because of cruel taunts over her ginger hair.
Watching the city go by from the hut in St John''s churchyard garden The skeletal frame of the gas-holder dominates the site e of the British Gas Grangetown works * An ornate lamppost adorns The Hayes * The pillar-box in Ninian Road, Roath Park * The water tower near Cardiff Central train station * One of a pair of navigation lamps at Bute West Dock near the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay, that would have helped guide ships safely into port * A relic of a more genteel age - an old-style red telephone box on the junction of Alder Road and Ninian Road, Roath Park