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Definition of Bone

Bone

  1. The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.
  2. 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.
  3. Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
  4. Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music.
  5. Dice.
  6. Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.
  7. Fig.: The framework of anything.
  8. To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.
  9. To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.
  10. To fertilize with bone.
  11. To steal; to take possession of.
  12. 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.

Bone Quotations

Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
Henry David Thoreau

Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone - and hurt them to the bone - you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time.
Dave Van Ronk

The time to save is now. When a dog gets a bone, he doesn't go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he's got.
Will Rogers

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
Reba McEntire

What a dog I got, his favorite bone is in my arm.
Rodney Dangerfield
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Bone Translations

bone in Danish is ben
bone in Dutch is schonk, bot, knok, been
bone in Finnish is luu
bone in French is os
bone in German is Knochen
bone in Italian is osso, spina
bone in Norwegian is ben
bone in Portuguese is osso
bone in Spanish is hueso, oseo
bone in Swedish is ben, knota

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