Aitchbone - (n.) The bone of the rump; also, the cut of beef surrounding
Backbone - (n.) The column of bones in the back which sustains and gives
firmness to the frame; the spine; the vertebral or spinal column.
Backbone - (n.) Anything like , or serving the purpose of, a backbone.
Backbone - (n.) Firmness; moral principle; steadfastness.
Backboned - (a.) Vertebrate.
Barebone - (n.) A very lean person; one whose bones show through the
Bellibone - (n.) A woman excelling both in beauty and goodness; a fair
Bladebone - (n.) The scapula. See Blade, 4.
Bloodybones - (n.) A terrible bugbear.
Boned - (imp. & p. p.) of Bone
Boneache - (n.) Pain in the bones.
Boneblack - (n.) See Bone black, under Bone, n.
Boned - (a.) Having (such) bones; -- used in composition; as, big-boned;
Boned - (a.) Deprived of bones; as, boned turkey or codfish.
Boned - (a.) Manured with bone; as, boned land.
Bonedog - (n.) The spiny dogfish.
Bonefish - (n.) See Ladyfish.
Boneless - (a.) Without bones.
Boneset - (n.) A medicinal plant, the thoroughwort (Eupatorium
perfoliatum). Its properties are diaphoretic and tonic.
Bonesetter - (n.) One who sets broken or dislocated bones; -- commonly
applied to one, not a regular surgeon, who makes an occupation of
Boneshaw - (n.) Sciatica.
Bonetta - (n.) See Bonito.
Breakbone fever - () See Dengue.
Breastbone - (n.) The bone of the breast; the sternum.
Cannon bone - () See Canon Bone.
Canon bone - () The shank bone, or great bone above the fetlock, in the
fore and hind legs of the horse and allied animals, corresponding to
the middle metacarpal or metatarsal bone of most mammals. See Horse.
Carbone - (v. t.) To broil. [Obs.] "We had a calf's head carboned".
Collar bone - () The clavicle.
Crossbones - (n. pl.) A representation of two of the leg bones or arm
bones of a skeleton, laid crosswise, often surmounted with a skull, and
serving as a symbol of death.
Cuttle bone - () The shell or bone of cuttlefishes, used for various
purposes, as for making polishing powder, etc.
Dry-boned - (a.) Having dry bones, or bones without flesh.
Edgebone - (n.) Same as Aitchbone.
Greenbone - (n.) Any garfish (Belone or Tylosurus).
Greenbone - (n.) The European eelpout.
Herringbone - (a.) Pertaining to, or like, the spine of a herring;
especially, characterized by an arrangement of work in rows of parallel
lines, which in the alternate rows slope in different directions.
Hurlbone - (n.) See Whirlbone.
Hurlbone - (n.) A bone near the middle of the buttock of a horse.
Jawbone - (n.) The bone of either jaw; a maxilla or a mandible.
Lazybones - (n.) A lazy person.
Marrowbone - (n.) A bone containing marrow; pl. ludicrously, knee bones
or knees; as, to get down on one's marrowbones, i. e., to kneel.
Napier's bones - () Alt. of Napier's rods
Rackabones - (n.) A very lean animal, esp. a horse.
Rawbone - (a.) Rawboned.
Rawboned - (a.) Having little flesh on the bones; gaunt.
Rewel bone - () An obsolete phrase of disputed meaning, -- perhaps,
smooth or polished bone.
Ribboned - (imp. & p. p.) of Ribbon
Ridgebone - (n.) The backbone.
Ringbone - (n.) A morbid growth or deposit of bony matter between or on
the small pastern and the great pastern bones.
Rowel bone - () See rewel bone.
Ruell bone - () See rewel bone.
Sawbones - (n.) A nickname for a surgeon.
Sharebone - (n.) The public bone.
Sidebone - (n.) A morbid growth or deposit of bony matter and at the
sides of the coronet and coffin bone of a horse.
Spadebone - (n.) Shoulder blade.
Trombone - (n.) A powerful brass instrument of the trumpet kind, thought
by some to be the ancient sackbut, consisting of a tube in three parts,
bent twice upon itself and ending in a bell. The middle part, bent
double, slips into the outer parts, as in a telescope, so that by
change of the vibrating length any tone within the compass of the
instrument (which may be bass or tenor or alto or even, in rare
instances, soprano) is commanded. It is the only member of the family
of wind instruments whose scale, both diatonic and chromatic, is
complete without the aid of keys or pistons, and which can slide from
note to note as smoothly as the human voice or a violin. Softly blown,
it has a rich and mellow sound, which becomes harsh and blatant when
the tones are forced; used with discretion, its effect is often solemn
Trombone - (n.) The common European bittern.
Umbones - (pl. ) of Umbo
Unbone - (v. t.) To deprive of bones, as meat; to bone.
Unbone - (v. t.) To twist about, as if boneless.
Whalebone - (n.) A firm, elastic substance resembling horn, taken from
the upper jaw of the right whale; baleen. It is used as a stiffening in
stays, fans, screens, and for various other purposes. See Baleen.
Whettlebones - (n. pl.) The vertebrae of the back.
Whirlbone - (n.) The huckle bone.
Whirlbone - (n.) The patella, or kneepan.
Wishbone - (n.) The forked bone in front of the breastbone in birds; --
called also merrythought, and wishing bone. See Merrythought, and