Marrowbone
Marrowbone Mar"row*bone`, n. A bone containing marrow; pl. ludicrously, knee bones or knees; as, to get down on one's marrowbones, i. e., to kneel. [1913 Webster]

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  • Marrowbone — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Marrowbone (Kentucky) Marrowbone (Tennessee) Marrowbone Heights (Virginia) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • marrowbone — late 14c., from MARROW (Cf. marrow) + BONE (Cf. bone) (n.). A poetic Old English word for bone was mearhcofa marrow chamber …   Etymology dictionary

  • marrowbone — ► NOUN ▪ a bone containing edible marrow …   English terms dictionary

  • marrowbone — [mar′ōbōn΄] n. 1. a bone containing marrow, esp. one used in cooking 2. [pl.] the knees: humorous usage …   English World dictionary

  • marrowbone — noun Date: 14th century 1. a bone (as a shinbone) rich in marrow 2. plural knees …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • marrowbone — /mar oh bohn / 1. a bone containing edible marrow. 2. marrowbones, Facetious. the knees. [1350 1400; ME; see MARROW1, BONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • marrowbone — noun A bone containing edible marrow …   Wiktionary

  • marrowbone — mar|row|bone [ merou,boun ] noun count a bone that has marrow inside it, sometimes used for adding flavor to soup …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • marrowbone — see marrow bone …   English dictionary

  • marrowbone — mærəʊbəʊn n. bone which has marrow (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

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