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gaunt
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
very thin and bony — often from hunger or as though having been worn to the bone
  • Mr. Sowerberry was a tall gaunt, large-jointed man, attired in a suit of threadbare black, with darned cotton stockings of the same colour, and shoes to answer.
    Chapter 4 — Oliver, Being Offered Another Place, Makes His First.... (10% in)
  • Oliver sat huddled together, in a corner of the cart; bewildered with alarm and apprehension; and figuring strange objects in the gaunt trees, whose branches waved grimly to and fro, as if in some fantastic joy at the desolation of the scene.
    Chapter 21 — The Expedition (85% in)

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