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    Definition:
    Bone - (n.) The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.
    Bone - (n.) One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a rib or a thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any fragment of bony substance. (pl.) The frame or skeleton of the body.
    Bone - (n.) Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
    Bone - (n.) Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music.
    Bone - (n.) Dice.
    Bone - (n.) Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.
    Bone - (n.) Fig.: The framework of anything.
    Bone - (v. t.) To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.
    Bone - (v. t.) To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.
    Bone - (v. t.) To fertilize with bone.
    Bone - (v. t.) To steal; to take possession of.
    Bone - (v. t.) To sight along an object or set of objects, to see if it or they be level or in line, as in carpentry, masonry, and surveying.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Aitchbone - (n.) The bone of the rump; also, the cut of beef surrounding this bone.
    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 skin.
    Bellibone - (n.) A woman excelling both in beauty and goodness; a fair maid.
    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; strong-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 setting bones.
    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 and majestic.
    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 Furculum.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Bone - n. 1 any piece of hard tissue making up the skeleton in vertebrates. 2 (in pl.) A skeleton, esp. As remains. B body. 3 material of bones or similar material, e.g. Ivory. 4 thing made of bone. 5 (in pl.) Essentials (the bones of an agreement). 6 strip of stiffening in a corset etc. v. (-ning) 1 remove the bones from. 2 stiffen with bone etc. bone up (often foll. By on) colloq. Study intensively. Have a bone to pick (usu. Foll. By with) have cause for dispute (with a person). Make no bones about 1 be frank about. 2 not hesitate or scruple. boneless adj. [old english]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Aitchbone - n. 1 rump bone of an animal. 2 cut of beef over this. [originally nache-bone from latin natis buttock]
    Backbone - n. 1 spine. 2 chief support. 3 firmness of character.
    Bone china - n. Fine china made of clay mixed with bone ash.
    Bone-dry - adj. Completely dry.
    Bone-idle - adj. Utterly idle.
    Bone-marrow - n. = *marrow 2.
    Bone-meal - n. Crushed bones, esp. As a fertilizer.
    Bone of contention - n. Source of dispute.
    Boneshaker - n. Decrepit or uncomfortable old vehicle.
    Breastbone - n. Thin flat vertical bone in the chest between the ribs.
    Brittle-bone disease - n. = *osteoporosis.
    Cheek-bone - n. Bone below the eye.
    Collar-bone - n. Bone joining the breastbone and shoulder-blade.
    Crossbones - see *skull and crossbones.
    Funny-bone - n. Part of the elbow over which a very sensitive nerve passes.
    Herring-bone - n. Stitch or weave consisting of a series of small v shapes making a zigzag pattern.
    Hip-bone - n. Bone forming the hip.
    Herring-bone - n. Stitch or weave consisting of a series of small v shapes making a zigzag pattern.
    Hip-bone - n. Bone forming the hip.
    Jawbone - n. Lower jaw in most mammals.
    Lazybones - n. (pl. Same) colloq. Lazy person.
    Marrowbone - n. Bone containing edible marrow.
    Parietal bone - n. Either of a pair of bones in the skull.
    Rag-and-bone man - n. Itinerant dealer in old clothes, furniture, etc.
    Raw-boned - adj. Gaunt.
    Shin-bone - n. = *tibia.
    Skull and crossbones - n.pl. Representation of a skull with two crossed thigh-bones as an emblem of piracy or death.
    T-bone - n. T-shaped bone, esp. In steak from the thin end of a loin.
    Thigh-bone - n. = *femur.
    Trombone - n. Brass wind instrument with a sliding tube. trombonist n. [french or italian tromba *trumpet]
    Whalebone - n. Elastic horny substance in the upper jaw of some whales.
    Wishbone - n. Forked bone between the neck and breast of a fowl often broken between two people, the longer portion entitling the holder to make a wish.

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