osseous

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osseous (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or made of bone; bony.

"One of Hecker's successors at the honest task of baking was Peter M. Baldwin, known to all as the 'General'--a tall, spare, osseous sort of man, built on the large Western plan, and thought to resemble Andrew Jackson." Lindsay Swift, Brook Farm: Its Members, Scholars, and Visitors, p. 120 (The MacMillan Company, New York, 1900).

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