wishing bone
Wishbone Wish"bone`, n. The forked bone in front of the breastbone in birds; -- called also {merrythought}, and {wishing bone}. See {Merrythought}, and {Furculum}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Wishing bone — Wishing Wish ing, a. & n. from {Wish}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Wishing bone}. See {Wishbone}. {Wishing cap}, a cap fabled to give one whatever he wishes for when wearing it. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wishing-bone — wishˈbone or wishˈing bone noun 1. The V shaped bone formed by the fused clavicles of a bird s breast, by tradition pulled apart by two people in playful divination, the longer part indicating the first to be married or the one whose wish will be …   Useful english dictionary

  • wishing-bone — n. See wish bone …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • wishing bone — noun the furcula of a domestic fowl • Syn: ↑wishbone • Hypernyms: ↑furcula • Part Holonyms: ↑bird, ↑fowl * * * noun see wishbone I, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wishing — Wish ing, a. & n. from {Wish}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Wishing bone}. See {Wishbone}. {Wishing cap}, a cap fabled to give one whatever he wishes for when wearing it. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wishing cap — Wishing Wish ing, a. & n. from {Wish}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Wishing bone}. See {Wishbone}. {Wishing cap}, a cap fabled to give one whatever he wishes for when wearing it. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wish-bone — n.; (also wishing bone) Merry thought …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • wand — Synonyms and related words: Tarnkappe, armory, badge, badge of office, badges, baton, blazonry, brassard, button, caduceus, cap and gown, cap of darkness, chain, chain of office, class ring, cockade, collar, crook, crosier, cross, cross staff,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wishbone — Synonyms and related words: Tarnkappe, V, branch, breast, cap of darkness, chicken foot, crotch, crutch, dark meat, delta, drumstick, fan, fern seed, fork, furcula, furculum, giblets, groin, inguen, leg, magic belt, magic carpet, magic ring,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • merrythought — Wishbone Wish bone , n. The forked bone in front of the breastbone in birds; called also {merrythought}, and {wishing bone}. See {Merrythought}, and {Furculum}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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