sinewy


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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.
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.
A sinewy man covered in thick soot stands in a grey cloud of smoke, watching over a slow-burning pile of wood that sustains his life but may also eventually kill him.
The new suit is made from high-tech mesh material and instead of the short red pants worn over his costume, a sinewy muscular design in matching deep blue encircles will be seen on his waist.
Mum-offour Ulrika revealed last year that her sinewy neck is something that's in her genes.
assume of prismatic soup, from which vine sinewy walls and bloom