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 for bony
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bony \Bon"y\ (b[=o]"n[y^]), a.
     1. Consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining
        to bones.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Having large or prominent bones.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Bony fish (Zool.), the menhaden.
  
     Bony+pike+(Zool.),+the+gar+pike+({Lepidosteus">Bony pike (Zool.), the gar pike ({Lepidosteus).
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bony
      adj 1: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold;
             "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt
             men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and
             cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his
             wasted frame only by grim concentration" [syn: bony,
             cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched,
             skeletal, wasted]
      2: composed of or containing bone; "osseous tissue" [syn:
         osseous, osteal, bony]
      3: having bones especially many or prominent bones; "a bony shad
         fillet"; "her bony wrist"; "bony fish" [syn: bony, boney]
         [ant: boneless]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "bony":
     angular, bone, cement, cemental, concrete, corneous, dense,
     diamondlike, dure, flat, flat-chested, fleshless, flintlike,
     flinty, gangling, gangly, gaunt, gawky, granitelike, granitic,
     hard, hard as nails, hardhearted, horny, iron-hard, ironlike, lank,
     lanky, lapideous, lean, lean-fleshed, lean-looking, lithoid,
     lithoidal, marble, marblelike, meager, obdurate, osseous,
     ossicular, ossiferous, ossified, osteal, rawboned, resistant,
     resistive, rocklike, rocky, scraggy, scrawny, skeletal, skinny,
     solid, spare, spidery, spindling, spindly, steellike, steely,
     stonelike, stony, thin-bellied, thin-fleshed, tough, twiggy,
     undersized, underweight
  
  

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