sinewy (adj.) Old form(s): sinewie , sinnowie , sinowie , synowie
muscular, well-developed, brawny
AW II.i.59[Parolles to Bertram, of the lords] like to prove most sinewy sword-men
AYL II.ii.14[Second Lord to Duke Frederick] the wrestler / That did but lately foil the sinewy Charles
TC II.iii.245[Ulysses to Ajax] for thy vigour, / Bull-bearing Milo his addition yield / To sinewy Ajax
Ven.99[Venus to Adonis, of Mars] Whose sinewy neck in battle ne'er did bow
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