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English definition of “raw-boned”

raw-boned

adjective uk   /ˈrɔː.bəʊnd/ us    /ˈrɑː.boʊnd/
describes an animal that has little flesh on its bones so that its bones can be seen clearlyThin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin
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