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Daemon
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sinewy

(adjective) (Of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful.

Synonyms: brawny, hefty, muscular

Usage: She saw the sinewy form leap to the shoulder of the lion, hurtling against the leaping beast like a huge, animate battering ram.
KSPavan
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sinewy
Definition: (adjective) (Of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful.
Synonyms: brawny, hefty, muscular
Usage: She saw the sinewy form leap to the shoulder of the lion, hurtling against the leaping beast like a huge, animate battering ram.
taurine
Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:53:08 AM

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'Regimen in Health' tailors its advice to laymen according to their individual constitutions (fleshy and soft, sinewy, etc.) and the time of the year.


There is an excellent short paper about the type of nourishment and exertion needed to develop the body's physical potential. On less than 20 pages the author offers a discussion on ancient athletic training and the medical principles behind it in the classical period, 5th and 4th B.C.

Dean-Jones, Lesley, Too Much of a Good Thing: The Health of Olympic Athletes in Ancient Greece.

enjoy...
Aims Khan
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sinewy (adjective) (Of a person)
possessing physical strength
and weight; rugged and
powerful. Synonyms: brawny, hefty, muscular Usage: She saw the sinewy form leap to the shoulder of
the lion, hurtling against the
leaping beast like a huge,
animate battering ram.
coag
Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 3:50:16 PM

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"Sinewy" reminded me of "sine" and "cosine". But "sinew" has nothing to do with trigonometric functions.

"Sinew" is from 'PIE root *sai- "to tie, bind"'.
"Sine" is from:
'Latin sinus "bend, fold, curve, a bent surface; a bay, bight, gulf; a fold in land;" also "fold of the toga about the breast," hence "bosom," and figuratively "love, affection, intimacy; interior, inmost part;" of unknown origin.'
(Online Etymology Dictionary)
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