One was tall and thin, the other dark, shaggy, and sinewy, with a flat nose.
She.d never noticed how long his nails were or the sinewy strength in his forearms.
His sleeves were rolled up and his sinewy, hairy, red hands with their short fingers deftly turned the ramrod.
(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.