Having a bony or gaunt physique.
- Reitsma has a power pitcher's physique - lean and raw-boned - but he does not use it to good effect in mechanics and delivery.
- Sir Walter Scott gave an account of an unidentified friend who had been in Paris and discovered a ‘tall, thin, raw-boned, grim-looking old man’ with a sunburned and heavily freckled face.
- The lean and raw-boned McGrath's physical strength is matched by mental attributes.
thin, lean, gaunt, bony, skinny, spare
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