It wasn't the grotesque sinewy chest of a body builder, but the well developed chest of a swimmer.
She.d never noticed how long his nails were or the sinewy strength in his forearms.
Schweinfurth declares them the best-looking of the Nile nomads, and the men are types of physical beauty, with fine heads, erect athletic bodies and sinewy limbs.
(2) As regards plays, in Marlowe's Tamburlaine Timur is described as tall of stature, straightly fashioned, large of limb, having joints strongly knit, long and sinewy arms, a breadth of shoulders to "bear old Atlas's burden," pale of complexion, and with "amber hair wrapp'd in curls."
In person Charles Kingsley was tall and spare, sinewy rather than powerful, and of a restless excitable temperament.
The motion of the small foot shod in a Tartar boot embroidered with silver, and the firm pressure of the lean sinewy hand, showed that the prince still possessed the tenacious endurance and vigor of hardy old age.
The black, hairy, snub-nosed face of Vaska Denisov, and his whole short sturdy figure with the sinewy hairy hand and stumpy fingers in which he held the hilt of his naked saber, looked just as it usually did, especially toward evening when he had emptied his second bottle; he was only redder than usual.
The sleeve of his coat kept slipping down and he always carefully rolled it up again with his left hand, as if it were most important that the sinewy white arm he was flourishing should be bare.
One was tall and thin, the other dark, shaggy, and sinewy, with a flat nose.
His sleeves were rolled up and his sinewy, hairy, red hands with their short fingers deftly turned the ramrod.