Whirlbone Whirl"bone`, n. (Anat.) (a) The huckle bone. [Obs.] (b) The patella, or kneepan. [Obs.] --Ainsworth. [1913 Webster]

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  • whirlbone — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English whirlebon, from whirlen to whirl + bon bone more at bone 1. dialect England : hucklebone 1 2. dialect England : patella …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hurlbone — Hurl bone , n. 1. See {Whirlbone}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Far.) A bone near the middle of the buttock of a horse. Crabb. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • qv- — occasional ME. var. of qu (and wh ), as in qvan when, qvare, qvayr quire, qvarelle quarrel. qveise quease, qverel quarrel, qvycchyn, qvyhchyn quetch, qvysperyn whisper, qvytaunce quittance, qvytchyn quetch, qvyrlebone whirlbone; etc. So also qvh …   Useful english dictionary

  • werelbone — obs. form of whirlbone …   Useful english dictionary

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