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1Having a body or trunk, typically of a specified kind.‘we are bodied beings’in combination ‘crayfish are heavy bodied crustaceans’in combination ‘the narrow bodied hangar’
- ‘They claim no one has refused to buy a wide-bodied motor home on the grounds of noncompliance with the regulations.’
- ‘Flatfish cook quickly and evenly, being thin bodied.’
- ‘Standing out amid the other vehicles was the metallic-gray-bodied four-seater.’
- ‘It works well on hard-bodied lures.’
- ‘In riots, these could be thrown back at the security forces, so the rubber-bodied grenade was produced.’
- ‘Cutting often works for many soft-bodied insects.’
- ‘The male glowlight tetra is more slender bodied than his mate.’
- ‘The notion that women's wear is only for hourglass-bodied models is wrong.’
- ‘This bulldog was thinner and rangier, longer legged and longer bodied than its predecessor.’
- ‘Each model was embellished with flowers and costume jewelry and was photographed with the chisel-bodied Adams.’
2Of wine, having the specified quality of flavour.‘a medium bodied Cabernet’
- ‘This medium-bodied, semisweet wine offers up an odd, earthy burned-rubber sensation.’
- ‘The champagne was light bodied, fruity, and generally delicious.’
- ‘For reds, I'm offering some lighter bodied wines and spinning them with a chill.’
- ‘Don't rule out some of the fuller bodied reds as barbecue partners.’
- ‘If not available, any well-bodied red wine is good.’
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