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gaunt
used in The Phantom Tollbooth

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Definition
very thin and bony — often from hunger or as though having been worn to the bone
  • On a high podium in front stood the conductor, a tall, gaunt man with dark deep-set eyes and a thin mouth placed carelessly between his long pointed nose and his long pointed chin.
    p. 121.3

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