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Definition of Marrow


  1. The tissue which fills the cavities of most bones; the medulla. In the larger cavities it is commonly very fatty, but in the smaller cavities it is much less fatty, and red or reddish in color.
  2. The essence; the best part.
  3. One of a pair; a match; a companion; an intimate associate.
  4. To fill with, or as with, marrow of fat; to glut.

Marrow Quotations

No one will ever know what 'In Cold Blood' took out of me. It scraped me right down to the marrow of my bones. It nearly killed me. I think, in a way, it did kill me.
Truman Capote

Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.
Thomas Merton

If you're going to be alive and on this planet, you have to, like, suck the marrow out of every day and get the most out of it.
Drew Barrymore

Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!
D. H. Lawrence

I believe life is precious; I believe that to the marrow of my bones.
Richard Mourdock
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Marrow Translations

marrow in French is moelle
marrow in German is Mark
marrow in Italian is midollo
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