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Noun
A composite material making up the skeleton of most vertebrates
“Sometime during the 1800s, Calvin Corey found a large bone, believed to be from either a mastodon or a whale, on his farm in the swamp area across the road from the Potts Site.”
Noun
An affection or proclivity for a person, activity or thing
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“He's not interested in being the boss, being famous, or making a pot of money. There's not a competitive bone in his body.”
Noun
(usually "bones") A person's emotional, visceral self
“Deep in my bone, I know why this happened.”
Noun
(slang) A U.S. dollar
“Ben had lost everything. He barely had a bone to his name, and he was desperate.”
Noun
(bone to pick) A grievance, especially one that has been raised with someone in particular
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“All her students are fighters in her army, which meant if someone had a bone to pick with Scathach, they had a bone to pick with you.”
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The uppermost portion of the foot and lowermost portion of the leg, which contain this skeletal joint
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The bone of the lower jaw
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An argument or controversy, or the state of such
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The holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held
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The row of bony segments that surround and protect the spinal cord
Verb
To prepare food, especially by removing the bone or bones from
“Skin and bone the salmon, then cut it about seven inches in length.”
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To unlawfully take possession of something
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To engage in carnal activity
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To make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
Adverb
To a very large or great degree
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“Rural Mississippi was bone poor in those days, and the man who had to work for somebody else couldn't count on getting more than fifty cents a day for his sweat.”
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