• WordNet 3.6
    • adj big-boned having a bone structure that is massive in contrast with the surrounding flesh
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • big-boned Having large bones; stout; very strong.
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In literature:

Jimmy glad as big dingo dog for mutton bones!
"Bunyip Land" by George Manville Fenn
You'll be surprised, big-boned as you are, sir, how soon you will put on muscle and spread out.
"Gil the Gunner" by George Manville Fenn
He was a big, raw-boned, hulking fellow from New Hampshire, and his laugh was like the braying of a mule.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
I've a big dog coming, a second Bone'm.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
He looked grimly at the big-boned man before him.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
And I saw seven cows, lean and starved, mere skin and bones, with big horns and long ears.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Listen, you can hear his big bones cracking!
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
In the lower part of your body are some big heavy bones shaped somewhat like a bowl.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
He was a big, raw-boned citizen, but I was a husky chunk of a lad myself and ready to fight.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
Big Bone creek, Clark at, 146.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
Big Bone Lick, 152, 153, 191, 195-198, 268.
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
The man with him was a big, raw-boned Bowery character of pugilistic build.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
A big raw-boned westerner, he shifted his quid as he spoke and spat resoundingly in a cuspidor at his feet.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
If it weren't for this whacking big bone here!...
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
He was big boned, but lean, and every movement was made with military precision.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Pile o' Bones was a point near Wascana Lake where there had been a big slaughter of buffaloes.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
It had a big pointed blade, and a black and white bone handle.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
Scattered about in the soft muck were bones, two skulls, bits of tawny fur, a long bow, several big-game arrows.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
As it was, he had bargained for the services of a big-jointed, long-boned lad, and found himself possessed of a man.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
And in a few seconds' time he unearthed a big bone.
"The Tale of Old Dog Spot" by Arthur Scott Bailey

In poetry:

The big-boned team that firm and slow
Draw yoked, are free to couch or stray;
The basking covey seem to know
None will invade their peace to-day.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
my cabin, and when I followed, there he just sat.
Only at last
he turned down around, passing my wife at four feet
and hopped the whole lawn and made thro' the hedge for the big house.
—Mr Bones, we all brutes & fools.
"Dream Song 62: That dark brown rabbit, lightness in his ears" by John Berryman

In news:

What's the difference between thick, big boned, and fat.
There's something strikingly primal about dinner arriving via a big old, honkin' bone.
You can get by with a bare-bones fire pit from one of the big-box stores, but this model was designed to concentrate fire (and maximize oxygen flow) in the center of a conical bowl.
Big bones found outside Jack O'Neill's Santa Cruz house.
But a colleague thinks Neanderthals hung the bones at cave entrances like big wind chimes.
JEEPS head down the Big Sluice , the last bone-jarring challenge before arriving at Rubicon Springs.
It may look a little more like the holidays this weekend as snow rolls across the region, but the big story is going to be the bone-chilling cold slated to grip the Front Range heading into Sunday.
Smokey Bones Gives Gameday Fans Better Food, Better Football – and a Chance to Win a Trip to The Big Game .
Smokey Bones Gives Gameday Fans Better Food, Better Football – and a Chance to Win a Trip to The Big Game.
Scott said the spot didn't look like much at first - just a small scattering of bone at the surface - but after a year of digging, it ranked as the biggest site that has ever been found in a wash littered with big sites.
Big-boned D-man reports to Jets camp at respectable 266.
Men with big beer bellies likely to have weaker bones: study.
San Jose's Big Bone game marred by injury again.
This is a follow-up note to our article "Pacific Bones" in June 2009 on catching big bonefish off Honolulu, sent to us by Capt.
Which develops recombinant proteins to treat bone, gastrointestinal, and nervous disorders, is catching the eye of Big Pharma with its pipeline of products.