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bone British & World English

Any of the pieces of hard whitish tissue making up the skeleton in humans and other vertebrates

Bône British & World English

Former name for Annaba.

bone English Thesaurus

osteo-

T-bone British & World English

A large choice piece of loin steak containing a T-shaped bone

to the bone British & World English

(Of a wound) so deep as to expose a person’s bone

bone ash British & World English

The mineral residue of calcined bones

bone dry British & World English

Completely or extremely dry

bone idle British & World English

Extremely idle or lazy

fish bone British & World English

Any of the bones forming the skeleton of a fish, especially one of the sharp slender bones attached to the backbone

heel bone British & World English

The calcaneus

hip bone British & World English

A large bone forming the main part of the pelvis on each side of the body and consisting of the fused ilium, ischium, and pubis

tail bone British & World English

Less technical term for coccyx.

bone dry New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

ankle bone British & World English

The chief bone of the ankle joint; the talus

bone black British & World English

Fine charcoal made by burning animal bones in a closed container, used as a pigment and in the refining of sugar

bone china British & World English

White porcelain containing bone ash, made in Britain since about 1800

bone spavin British & World English

Osteoarthritis of the hock in horses, which may cause swelling and lameness

bone-tired British & World English

Extremely tired

cannon bone British & World English

A long tube-shaped bone in the lower leg of a horse or other large quadruped, between the fetlock and the knee or hock

coffin bone British & World English

The terminal bone in a horse’s hoof (the distal phalanx)

crazy bone British & World English

US term for funny bone.

funny bone British & World English

The part of the elbow over which passes the ulnar nerve, which may cause numbness and pain along the forearm and hand if knocked

splint bone British & World English

Either of two small bones in the foreleg of a horse or other large quadruped, lying behind and close to the cannon bone

stifle bone British & World English

The bone in front of a stifle

bone-breaking British & World English

(Of a surface or journey) bumpy, rough, or involving many sudden jolts

coronal bone British & World English

Former term for frontal bone.

frontal bone British & World English

The bone which forms the front part of the skull and the upper part of the eye sockets

parietal bone British & World English

A bone forming the central side and upper back part of each side of the skull

temporal bone British & World English

Either of a pair of bones which form part of the side of the skull on each side and enclose the middle and inner ear

tympanic bone British & World English

A small bone supporting the tympanic membrane in some vertebrates

off the bone British & World English

(Of meat or fish) having had the bone or bones removed (or left in) before being cooked, served, or sold

innominate bone British & World English

The bone formed from the fusion of the ilium, ischium, and pubis; the hip bone

occipital bone British & World English

The bone which forms the back and base of the skull and encircles the spinal cord

semilunar bone British & World English

Another term for lunate bone (see lunate).

zygomatic bone British & World English

The bone that forms the prominent part of the cheek and the outer side of the eye socket

to one's bones British & World English

Used to emphasize the essential nature of a specified quality

bone of contention British & World English

A subject or issue over which there is continuing disagreement

bred-in-the-bone British & World English

Firmly established; deep-rooted

rag-and-bone man British & World English

An itinerant dealer in old clothes, furniture, and second-hand items

be skin and bone British & World English

(Of a person or animal) be very thin

close to the bone British & World English

(Of a remark) penetrating and accurate to the point of causing discomfort

point the bone at British & World English

(Of an Aborigine) cast a spell on (someone) so as to cause their sickness or death

brittle bone disease British & World English

Another term for osteogenesis imperfecta or osteoporosis.


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