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  • adj. Like a skeleton.


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From skeleton +‎ -ic.


  • I put the Skoda in the same place as before, under the cover of the fallen roof of the shed, and walked the half mile to the river, taking time to check the environment and going aboard the hulk just after half -- past eleven, with the moon floating above the dark skeletonic arm of a grain elevator downriver.

    Quiller Meridian

  • Only the bridge made a connection between the two, breaking the skyline a quarter of a mile away with its dark skeletonic girders curving across the snows like the bones of a dead rainbow.

    The Sinkiang Executive

  • Searching my memory, I can drag up no recollection of another such self-opener of secret chambers and skeletonic closets.

    Prejudices : first series,

  • He wore a pair of long pantaloons that, unfortunately for his symmetry, adhered to his legs and thighs as closely as the skin; and as the aforesaid legs and thighs were skeletonic, nothing could be more ludicrous than his appearance in them.

    The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One

  • a comic scene with a skeletonic man on a comic bicycle.

    We Can't Have Everything


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  • As in 'skeletonic keys'.

    August 20, 2008