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Boned \Boned\, a.

  1. Having (such) bones; -- used in composition; as, big-boned; strong-boned.

    No big-boned men framed of the Cyclops' size.

  2. Deprived of bones; as, boned turkey or codfish.

  3. Manured with bone; as, boned land.


Bone \Bone\ (b[=o]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boned (b[=o]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Boning.]

  1. To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery. ``To bone a turkey.''

  2. To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.

  3. To fertilize with bone.

  4. To steal; to take possession of. [Slang]

  1. 1 (''in combination'') Having some specific type of bone. 2 (context slang English) beset with unfortunate circumstances that seem difficult or impossible to overcome; in imminent danger. 3 (context slang English) Broken. v

  2. (en-past of: bone)

  1. adj. having had the bones removed; "a boneless rib roast"; "a boned (or deboned) fish" [syn: deboned]

  2. having bones as specified; "his lanky long-boned body"

Usage examples of "boned".

Squatter, wider, robustly boned, they were a mix of Imass and Toblakai.

Richard was an early selectee for captain, forty years old, a half inch shy of six feet, broad- boned- he had to work at keeping his weight down- with brown hair just beginning to gray, a strong jaw, sensual lips and dark brown eyes.

After the first crop of grass, and perhaps the second, which was in favor of the manured portion, the succeeding crops of hay and clover seed, have been decidedly better on the boned part of the field.

The manured part affords good pasture, but is quite inferior to the boned, which would give a fair crop of hay, and probably three times as much grass as the two lands with guano.

In the fall, the field was sown with wheat, manuring heavily from the barn yard, adjoining the guano, but not spread on the two lands, or on the boned portion of the field.

Janet tried to think of something clever to say, but there was no escaping the fact that she was lying on her bed, in nothing but her underwear, trussed like a de boned turkey.

Melt two tablespoonfuls of butter, add two chopped mushrooms and two boned and pounded anchovies.

Kairthe helped her to dress, tying satin garters, lacing boned corset, fastening corset-cover and petticoats, and finally wrapping a light, voluminous dressing gown over all.

The figure standing behind him was hugely boned, the skull beneath the thin, withered flesh bestial.

Mappo Runt followed it with relentless eyes the colour of sand, eyes set deep in a robustly boned, pallid face.

She wore a black, boned girdle over her scoop-necked, broderie anglaise-edged blouse.

After she'd managed to buckle herself into the boned corset, which took a bit of breath bolding, she caught sight of herself in the mirror by the front door.

She kicked off her sandals and sat with me on the sunlit grassy rim of the quarry, chattering gaily while I ate my fare of tiny boned lake whitefish, each rolled and broiled in a tortilla.

Before dinner the slat and chink of sky light softly percolating through the boned grey dome, the vagrant hemispheres spored with blue-egged nuclei coagulating, ramifying, in the one basket lobsters, in the other the germination of a world antiseptically personal and absolute.

Nineteen years old, she is described as big boned and large-breasted with a freckled face.