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a.1.Having no sinews; hence, having no strength or vigor.
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Men are emasculated, the honor and vigor of the male sex melts (mollitur) because of the dishonor of a sinewless body, and whoever goes into greater lengths in order to break down virility into womanishness (quisque uirum infeminam magis fregerit) gives the greatest pleasure on this point.
Then again, the vast majority of installations couldn't sustain the repeated, attentive exposure of adorning a home, because they're generally built upon sinewless conceptual frameworks.
Yes, Stephen said uncertainly because he thought he felt a strange kind of flesh of a different man approach him, sinewless and wobbly and all that.