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or bon·ey  (bō′nē)
adj. bon·i·er, bon·i·est also bon·ey·er or bon·ey·est
1. Of, relating to, resembling, or consisting of bone.
2. Having an internal skeleton of bones.
3. Full of bones: a bony fillet of fish.
a. Having prominent or protruding bones: a bony wrist.
b. Lean; scrawny.

bon′i·ness n.
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Noun1.boniness - extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)boniness - extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
leanness, spareness, thinness - the property of having little body fat


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The opposition between Odette's sharp boniness and her too delicate flesh correspond to the lobster mentioned much later in A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs.
They disregarded its boniness and reveled in its marvelous flavor.
Other common behaviors associated with body checking include: looking in the mirror (or at reflective surfaces); measuring body parts with tape measures or hands; pinching or touching body parts; assessing the tightness of particular items of clothing or accessories; looking down at one's body and touching collar bones to check for boniness.