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gaunt
used in As I Lay Dying

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exact meaning not specified
Definition
very thin and bony — often from hunger or as though having been worn to the bone
  • He too has lost flesh; like ours, his face has an expression strained, dreamy and gaunt.
    Section 52 — Darl (18) (6% in)
gaunt = thin and bony
  • Her head lies gaunt on the pillow, looking at the boy.
    Section 11 — Peabody (61% in)
  • He looks up at the gaunt face framed by the window in the twilight.
    Section 12 — Darl (5) (13% in)
  • Pa watches him, blinking, his. face streaming; again he looks up at the sky with that expression of dumb and brooding outrage and yet of vindication, as though he had expected no less; now and then he stirs, moves, gaunt and streaming, picking up a board or a tool and then laying it down.
    Section 17 — Darl (6) (44% in)
  • After that I thought it was right comical: he acting so bewildered and willing and dead for sleep and gaunt as a bean-pole, and thinking he was so smart with it.
    Section 32 — Darl (11) (40% in)

There are no more uses of "gaunt" flagged with this meaning in As I Lay Dying.

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?  —2 uses
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  • I was just sorry for them bone-gaunted mules.
    Section 29 — Samson (32% in)
  • He was a kind of tall, gaunted man sitting on the wagon, saying it. was a public street and he reckoned he had as much right there as anybody, and the marshal telling him he would have to move on; folks couldn't stand it.
    Section 45 — Moseley (73% in)

There are no more uses of "gaunt" in As I Lay Dying.

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