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English Dictionary: sinewy by the DICT Development Group
2 results for sinewy
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
sinewy
adj
  1. (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
    Synonym(s): fibrous, sinewy, stringy, unchewable
  2. consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon
    Synonym(s): tendinous, sinewy
  3. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"
    Synonym(s): brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sinewy \Sin"ew*y\, a.
      1. Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, a sinew or
            sinews.
  
                     The sinewy thread my brain lets fall. --Donne.
  
      2. Well braced with, or as if with, sinews; nervous;
            vigorous; strong; firm; tough; as, the sinewy Ajax.
  
                     A man whose words . . . were so close and sinewy.
                                                                              --Hare.
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