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sinewy

consisting of or resembling a tendon or tendons
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I am not a prejudiced man, nor one who vaunts himself on his natural privileges, though the worst enemy I have on earth, and he is an Iroquois, daren't deny that I am genuine white," the scout replied, surveying, with secret satisfaction, the faded color of his bony and sinewy hand, "and I am willing to own that my people have many ways, of which, as an honest man, I can't approve.
With the quickness of thought his spear arm flew back, and then shot forward with all the force of the sinewy muscles that rolled beneath the shimmering ebon hide.
As he sprang to his feet the warriors leaped toward him with raised clubs and savage yells, but the foremost went down to sudden death beneath the long, stout stick of the ape-man, and then the lithe, sinewy figure was among them, striking right and left with a fury, power, and precision that brought panic to the ranks of the blacks.
Their sinewy arms bend round each other: they turn from side to side, and strain and stretch their large and spreading limbs below.
The old captain held out a sinewy hand to Anne; they smiled at each other and were friends from that moment.
At the same moment a sinewy brown hand caught the frightened horse by the curb, and forcing a way through the drove, soon brought her to the outskirts.
His right hand (which seemed to me somewhat hairy and sinewy, a sign of great strength in its owner) lay on the side of his heart; but before I could put any question to Montesinos, he, seeing me gazing at the tomb in amazement, said to me, 'This is my friend Durandarte, flower and mirror of the true lovers and valiant knights of his time.
The ape urged him to hasten in flight, for the wise old anthropoid knew that they two, naked and unarmed, were no match for the sinewy black warriors who would doubtless make some sort of search for them through the jungle.
They are very sinewy and strong, are Rouncewell's hands--a little sooty too.
Meyrink does what any aspiring 17-year-old writer would do and uses fancy words inappropriately and gets lost in near-surreal descriptions full of sinewy adjectives.
The trigger-happy free-for-all becomes wearisome before the final bullet reaches its intended target, and sinewy subplots to connect characters sometimes feel contrived, but as an exercise in controlled mayhem, director Ben Wheatley's film hits more than it misses.
It dissects the sinewy bonds between a single mother (Anne Dorval) and her emotionally troubled teenage son Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon, who has just been discharged from a care facility with ADHD.