every lean feature


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Hi folks, this is cited from Redburn by Hermann Melville (1849)
Context: as some of you remember I asked this and this is called animal combustion.
so: Q: What does “lean feature” mean here? His face features?

The eyes were open and fixed; the mouth was curled like a scroll, and every lean feature firm as in life; while the whole face, now wound in curls of soft blue flame, wore an aspect of grim defiance, and eternal death. Prometheus, blasted by fire on the rock.
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