bony bony  /ˈboʊ ni/


  1. (adj) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  2. (adj) composed of or containing bone
  3. (adj) having bones especially many or prominent bones


  1. Ever since the 1700s, when doctors discovered bony material in heart vessels, physicians have known that some blood-vessel cells can morph into bony tissue.
  2. These bony caverns are called the frontal, maxillary or antrum, ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses.
  3. For a moment, Tip stays where she is, her childlike hands clasped in front, bony elbows between her knees.


  1. Premier League Transfers: Scouting Swansea City Signing Wilfried Bony

    Swansea City are said to be close to sealing their first major transfer signing of the summer with the capture of Ivory Coast international striker, Wilfried Bony. According to Gerrit van Leeuwen of Sky Sports , many other Premier League teams were looking at Bony with a view to a move this summer, but the Swans have agreed to a fee of around £10.2 million to bring in the striker, who is ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Under-the-Radar Transfer Rumours to Pay Attention to

    The summer transfer window is not all about sensational Wayne Rooney, Edinson Cavani and Isco rumours. There are under-the-radar rumours to keep track of also, and the big advantage of those is some may actually come to fruition. According to the South Wales Evening Post , Swansea are interested in Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony. The Ivory Coast international may also be a target for Newcastle ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. When asked for a comment, mother-of-twins Marcia said she couldn't understand why anyone would want to see her naked, adding: "I'm pale and bony, just kind of unfortunate looking all the way around, so I don't see what the big deal is."
    on Dec 14, 2007 By: Marcia Cross Source: E Canada Now

  2. "Last summer, she didn't want to be photographed in a bathing suit," a source close to Tori tells Life & Style. "Now she's much happier with herself. She's still very thin, but she's not bony anymore."
    on May 19, 2010 By: Tori Spelling Source: Faded Youth (blog)

  3. "Basically, Steve does not have a solid bony surface throughout the length of his sternum," Fisher said. "There's an area in there that's cartilage. It's not normal. He was born that way. And because of this area that's simply cartilage, when...
    on Dec 17, 2004 By: Jeff Fisher Source: USA Today

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