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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

The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
Andrew Jackson

A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
Jessamyn West

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

There is good evidence that Venus once had liquid water and a much thinner atmosphere, similar to Earth billions of years ago. But today the surface of Venus is dry as a bone, hot enough to melt lead, there are clouds of sulfuric acid that reach a hundred miles high and the air is so thick it's like being 900 meters deep in the ocean.
Bill Nye

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
Jack London
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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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