Cuttle bone
Cuttle bone Cut"tle bone` (b[=o]n`). The shell or bone of cuttlefishes, used for various purposes, as for making polishing powder, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • cuttle-bone — cuttˈle bone or cuttlefish bone noun The internal shell of the cuttlefish, used for making tooth powder, for polishing the softer metals and for cage birds to sharpen their beaks on • • • Main Entry: ↑cuttle …   Useful english dictionary

  • cuttle bone — (MOLLUSCA: Cephalopoda) The internal calcified shell remnant of cuttlefish …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cuttle — n. = CUTTLEFISH. Phrases and idioms: cuttle bone the internal shell of the cuttlefish crushed and used for polishing teeth etc. or as a supplement to the diet of a cage bird. Etymology: OE cudele, ME codel, rel. to cod bag, with ref. to its ink… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cuttlefish bone — cuttˈle bone or cuttlefish bone noun The internal shell of the cuttlefish, used for making tooth powder, for polishing the softer metals and for cage birds to sharpen their beaks on • • • Main Entry: ↑cuttle …   Useful english dictionary

  • sepium —   L. cuttle bone. Spikelets the shape of a cuttle bone …   Etymological dictionary of grasses

  • sepiost — seˈpiost or sepiostaireˈ / stār/ (Fr sépiostaire, from Gr osteon bone) or seˈpium noun Cuttle bone • • • Main Entry: ↑sepia …   Useful english dictionary

  • sepiostaire — seˈpiost or sepiostaireˈ / stār/ (Fr sépiostaire, from Gr osteon bone) or seˈpium noun Cuttle bone • • • Main Entry: ↑sepia …   Useful english dictionary

  • rostrum — n.; pl. tra [L. rostrum, beak] 1. A beak or snout; see rostellum. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) The labrum of spiders. 3. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The median pointed process at the end of the cephalothorax. a. In thoracic barnacles, a valve between …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • List of Dickensian characters — This is a list of characters in the works of Charles Dickens. Contents: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | …   Wikipedia

  • σηπία — σηπίᾱ , σηπία cuttle fish fem nom/voc/acc dual σηπίᾱ , σηπία cuttle fish fem nom/voc sg (attic doric aeolic) σηπίον bone of the sepia neut nom/voc/acc pl …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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