Bone cave
Cave Cave (k[=a]v), n. [F. cave, L. cavus hollow, whence cavea cavity. Cf. {Cage}.] 1. A hollow place in the earth, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den. [1913 Webster]

2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs.] ``The cave of the ear.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. (Eng. Politics) A coalition or group of seceders from a political party, as from the Liberal party in England in 1866. See {Adullam}, {Cave of}, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Cave bear} (Zo["o]l.), a very large fossil bear ({Ursus spel[ae]us}) similar to the grizzly bear, but large; common in European caves.

{Cave dweller}, a savage of prehistoric times whose dwelling place was a cave. --Tylor.

{Cave hyena} (Zo["o]l.), a fossil hyena found abundanty in British caves, now usually regarded as a large variety of the living African spotted hyena.

{Cave lion} (Zo["o]l.), a fossil lion found in the caves of Europe, believed to be a large variety of the African lion.

{Bone cave}. See under {Bone}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bone cave — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bone-cave — boneˈ caveˈ noun A cave containing deposits of fossil bones of animals that lived in it or their prey • • • Main Entry: ↑bone …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Bone Cave, Tennessee — Bone Cave (also Big Bone Cave or Bonecave) is an unincorporated community in Van Buren County, Tennessee, United States. It lies near U.S. Route 70S northwest of the town of Spencer, the county seat of Van Buren County. [Rand McNally. The Road… …   Wikipedia

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  • Cumberland Bone Cave — fossilized skeleton of a Smilodon californicus on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The Cumberland Bone Cave is a fossil filled cave along the western slope of Wills Mountain on the outskirts of Cumberland, Maryland near… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bone ash — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bone dust — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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