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gaunt
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
very thin and bony — often from hunger or as though having been worn to the bone
  • Sherlock Holmes was pacing up and down the platform, his tall, gaunt figure made even gaunter and taller by his long grey travelling-cloak and close-fitting cloth cap.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (2% in)
  • Sherlock Holmes was pacing up and down the platform, his tall, gaunt figure made even gaunter and taller by his long grey travelling-cloak and close-fitting cloth cap.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (2% in)
  • We were all assembled round him when the door opened, and a tall, gaunt woman entered the room.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (93% in)

There are no more uses of "gaunt" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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