The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.
One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a rib or a thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any fragment of bony substance. (pl.) The frame or skeleton of the body.
The strongest least flexible connective tissue.
Rigid structures composed of living cells rooted in a matrix of calcium, phosphate salts, and collagen fibers. Bones are the primary component of most vertebrate skeletons.
a trick where you bone out your leg means you straighten it all the way out. A "boned out grab" is one where your leg or legs are straightened out while grabbing your board.
the circumference of the cannon bone measured just below the knee. A donkey or mule may have heavy or substantial bone in proportion to the rest of his conformation, adequate bone, or be inferior, light or lacking in bone indicating that it has inadequate (spindly) bone for its size and conformation.
The measurement around the leg, just below the knee or hock. This measurement determines the horse's ability to carry weight, therefore a light-boned will be limited in weight carrying capacity.
hard substance that makes the skeletal system.
To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.
to remove bones from meat, poultry, or fish with a sharp knife.
study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
remove the bones from; "bone the turkey before roasting it"
A chip, often of small denomination.
Another name for a chip.
In poker a bone refers to a chip, usually of small value.
A white chip, the lowest denomination chip.
Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
Fig.: The framework of anything.
consisting of or made up of bone; "a bony substance"; "the bony framework of the body"
Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.
To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.
In corsetry, a bone is one of the rigid parts of a corset that forms its frame, gives it rigidity, and helps to shape the wearer's body.
Bones from a wide variety of animals were used. It can be cut, carved and decorated easily
Sometimes young carvers are taught to carve on bone. Organic, whitish to white. (app. 2)
Bone is animal bone, carved to make beads, pins, bangles, etc. It superficially resembles ivory, but has a less-complex characteristic internal patterns and a yellower color.
Domino pieces are sometimes called "bones", because they were originally made of animal bones or ivory. Today they are commonly made of plastic, ceramic, or wood. In addition to bones, dominoes are also sometimes referred to as "stones", "tiles", "men", or simply a "domino". See also: Why Are Dominoes Called Bones?.
Alternate name for a domino or tile due to the fact that the original pieces were often made from animal bone.
The basic game piece is divided into two halves with a number of black markings (pips) on the face of each end. Also referred to as domino, dom or tile.