What does the word bony mean?

Usage examples for bony

  1. When the general condition of the patient permits of it, an attempt should be made to secure bony union. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. At these fatal words the old warrior's countenance grew rigid; his large, bony hands gripped the back of the chair on which he leaned, and were white with their own convulsive force; and he bowed his head under the blow, without one word. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault