fishbone


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fishbone

(ˈfɪʃbəʊn)
n
a bone from a fish
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fishbone - a bone of a fish
fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
Translations

fishbone

[ˈfɪʃbəʊn] Nespina f, raspa f

fishbone

[ˈfɪʃˌbəʊn] nlisca, spina

fishbone

n espina
References in classic literature ?
It happened she had once had a big blue bear for a pet; but the bear choked to death on a fishbone one day, and she loved it so dearly that Dyna made a rug of its skin, leaving the head and four paws on the hide.
Silas, released, put his hand to his throat, cleared it, and looked as if he had a rather large fishbone in that region.
They went back then to their little acre, and the days came and went, and the man fashioned spear and bow and arrows and hunted with them that they might have meat, and he made hooks of fishbone and caught fishes with wondrous flies of his own invention; and the girl gathered fruits and cooked the flesh and the fish and made beds of branches and soft grasses.
You know you nearly choked yourself with a fishbone in the jam only last week.
Not a stranger to hardships, college dropout Lopez thought of using for her artwork the tilapia fishbone while eating at the canteen of an art workshop she was attending in Ifugao province.
On the way, Saint Blaise met a woman with her son whose life was in danger because of a fishbone stuck on his throat.
Many miraculous healings were attributed to him, including the healing of a child who was choking to death from a fishbone. Since the 8th century, his intercession has been invoked on behalf of the sick, especially those with throat problems.
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Summary: Sources said the 36-year-old woman was having her meal when a big fishbone blocked her breathing upper airway.