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.
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marrowbones

(ˈmærəʊˌbəʊnz)
pl n
1. facetious the knees
2. a rare word for crossbones See skull and crossbones
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They have hefty great marrowbones. Before serving, these are filled with garlicky shards of marrow, which can then be mixed into the rich stew beneath.
Saduakasov means the colonial authorities that brought the nomadic civilization down to marrowbones.
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This represents the Scots side of the typical repertoire of an Ulster singer ('lang', 'little they kent'--it's odd that Rod can't hear 'Greenock kirkyard' here, though it's given clearly in the MT transcription), while other songs are more often associated with English tradition: 'The Canny Ould Lad' (better known as 'Marrowbones') or 'The Laurel Wear' ('Cupid's Garden').
We've been smoking fish, tongues, short ribs, marrowbones, syrup for cocktails, you name it.
The Fringe event will include performances from The Shellback Chorus, The Marrowbones, Graham Bellinger, Bill Malkin, Loctuptogether, Hazard Hollow, Lisa Nunnery and Vidar, John and Ailsa Booth, Scolds Bridle and The Sheffield Friends Music Group.
Jak's favourite snack is biscuit marrowbones and Skip loves chewsticks.
The choice of quotations from the poetry well illustrate Hardy's ability to 'touch the marrowbones'.
It's made by the same firm that does Vidalia's salads and is merchandised in the meat case next to marrowbones. "It's a good seller.
Didn't we know that already?" 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?"