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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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2145 [male] [female] [male] [female] Index of 58 62 60 64 leg height Index of 97 86 88 85 lengthiness Chest 71 62 66 59 Overgrowing 106 104 106 103 Compactness 119 113 104 100 Boniness 14 14 14 12 Hips-and-chest 121 105 114 100 Massiveness 106 104 99 99 Indices 4-4.
It also showed that food choices are not restricted to culture, but are also influenced by biological attributes (fish boniness and time of manipulation for humans).
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.
Maryam knew that its boniness wasn't, in this country, a sign of poverty.