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Definition of Wishbone

Wishbone

  1. The forked bone in front of the breastbone in birds; -- called also merrythought, and wishing bone. See Merrythought, and Furculum.

Wishbone Quotations

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

Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where you backbone ought to be.
Clementine Paddleford

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
Robert Frost

The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
William J. H. Boetcker

One night, I lay awake for hours, just terrified. When the dawn finally came up - the comfortable blue sky, the familiar world returning - I could think of no other way to express my relief than through poetry. I made a decision there and then that it was what I wanted to do. Every time I pulled a wishbone, it was what I asked for.
Alice Oswald
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