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Sinew is the strong, stringy tissue in the body that connects muscles and bones, and sinewy is an adjective describing a tough, organic, stringy object. When describing a person or an animal, sinewy refers to a thin yet resilient appearance, where lean muscles and sinews are visible, with little or no body fat.

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"Wenceslas Hollar - Old man, clean shaven, prominent chin and a sinewy neck" by University of Toronto Wenceslaus Hollar Digital Collection is licensed under Public Domai.

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