Bone black

Bone black
Bone Bone (b[=o]n; 110), n. [OE. bon, ban, AS. b[=a]n; akin to Icel. bein, Sw. ben, Dan. & D. been, G. bein bone, leg; cf. Icel. beinn straight.] 1. (Anat.) The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone. [1913 Webster]

Note: Even in the hardest parts of bone there are many minute cavities containing living matter and connected by minute canals, some of which connect with larger canals through which blood vessels ramify. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music. [1913 Webster]

5. pl. Dice. [1913 Webster]

6. Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset. [1913 Webster]

7. Fig.: The framework of anything. [1913 Webster]

{A bone of contention}, a subject of contention or dispute.

{A bone to pick}, something to investigate, or to busy one's self about; a dispute to be settled (with some one).

{Bone ash}, the residue from calcined bones; -- used for making cupels, and for cleaning jewelry.

{Bone black} (Chem.), the black, carbonaceous substance into which bones are converted by calcination in close vessels; -- called also {animal charcoal}. It is used as a decolorizing material in filtering sirups, extracts, etc., and as a black pigment. See {Ivory black}, under {Black}.

{Bone cave}, a cave in which are found bones of extinct or recent animals, mingled sometimes with the works and bones of man. --Am. Cyc.

{Bone dust}, ground or pulverized bones, used as a fertilizer.

{Bone earth} (Chem.), the earthy residuum after the calcination of bone, consisting chiefly of phosphate of calcium.

{Bone lace}, a lace made of linen thread, so called because woven with bobbins of bone.

{Bone oil}, an oil obtained by, heating bones (as in the manufacture of bone black), and remarkable for containing the nitrogenous bases, pyridine and quinoline, and their derivatives; -- also called {Dippel's oil}.

{Bone setter}. Same as {Bonesetter}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Bone shark} (Zo["o]l.), the basking shark.

{Bone spavin}. See under {Spavin}.

{Bone turquoise}, fossil bone or tooth of a delicate blue color, sometimes used as an imitation of true turquoise.

{Bone whale} (Zo["o]l.), a right whale.

{To be upon the bones of}, to attack. [Obs.]

{To make no bones}, to make no scruple; not to hesitate. [Low]

{To pick a bone with}, to quarrel with, as dogs quarrel over a bone; to settle a disagreement. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bone black — [bōn′blak΄] a fine charcoal made by burning animal bones in closed containers: used as a pigment, in refining sugar, etc.: also boneblack [bōn′blak΄] n. * * * ▪ chemistry also called  Bone Char, or Bone Charcoal,         a form of charcoal (q.v.) …   Universalium

  • bone|black — «BOHN BLAK», noun, or bone black, a black powder made by carbonizing bones in closed containers. It is used to remove color from liquids and as a coloring matter …   Useful english dictionary

  • bone-black — boneˈ black noun The carbonaceous remains of bones heated in the absence of air • • • Main Entry: ↑bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • bone black — [bōn′blak΄] a fine charcoal made by burning animal bones in closed containers: used as a pigment, in refining sugar, etc.: also boneblack [bōn′blak΄] n …   English World dictionary

  • bone black — noun black substance containing char in the form of carbonized bone; used as a black pigment • Syn: ↑bone char, ↑animal black, ↑animal charcoal • Hypernyms: ↑char * * * noun or bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • bone black — kaulų anglys statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Kaulų koksavimo kietasis produktas. atitikmenys: angl. bone black; bone charcoal rus. костяной уголь …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • bone black — noun Date: 1815 the black residue chiefly of tribasic calcium phosphate and carbon from bones calcined in closed vessels used especially as a pigment or as a decolorizing adsorbent in sugar manufacturing called also bone char …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bone-black — n. Ivory black, animal charcoal …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bone black — SYN: animal charcoal …   Medical dictionary

  • Bone black — Костная чернь …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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