Examples of bony in a Sentence
a bony piece of fish
that bony old horse may have been deliberately starved
Recent Examples of bony from the Web
But who knew those bony little flappers could also be stuffed?
Cunningham has a general rule for impact: no bony parts.
Beside a spit of land jutting into a swampy enclosure, a female crocodile breaks the waterline, the bony ridges on her back jagged like an electrocardiogram.
The ball of this ball-and-socket joint had been flattened by wear and tear, and its no-longer-smooth surface was now in direct contact with the bony cup of the socket.
Jahi went into cardiac arrest while recovering from surgery to remove her tonsils, adenoids and uvula along with bony structures from her nose and throat and palate tissue.
Pachycephalosaurus had a thick, bony skull with all kinds of jagged protrusions, the better to fight its rivals with.
But things took a grave turn in the winter, when Alicia’s concern about a ridge in her son’s skull led to the discovery that its bony plates had adhered prematurely and would require a complex operation in late spring to be separated.
In other cases, the ulnar nerve does not stay in its place (the groove between the humerus bone, your upper arm, and ulna bone in the lower arm) and snaps back and forth over the bony bump of the elbow during motion, like a rubber band.
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BONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bony for English Language Learners
: resembling bone
: full of bones
: having large or noticeable bones
BONY Defined for Kids
Definition of bony for Students
- a bony growth
- bony material
- a bony fish
- bony hands
- He is tall and bony.
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