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.