marrowbones


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mar·row·bone

 (măr′ō-bōn′)
n.
1. A bone containing marrow, used especially for flavoring soup.
2. marrowbones Informal The knees.

marrowbones

(ˈmærəʊˌbəʊnz)
pl n
1. facetious the knees
2. a rare word for crossbones See skull and crossbones
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The Marrowbones move into their new home, consciously hoping to forget the past and make a new start -- but Mother is already unwell and Father is absent, a dark spectre haunting the family.
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The author then says, "The answer lies in the 'Churchill effect,' people's natural inclination to believe that if Winston Churchill lived to 90 on a diet of marrowbones, champagne, and cigars, why not them?