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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bone, osnoun

    rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

    atomic number 76, off-white, operating system, oculus sinister, ivory, osmium, pearl, os, osseous tissue


  2. bone, osseous tissuenoun

    the porous calcified substance from which bones are made

    off-white, os, pearl, ivory, osseous tissue


  3. bone, ivory, pearl, off-whiteadjective

    a shade of white the color of bleached bones

    drop, off-white, ivory, bead, pearl, os, osseous tissue, tusk


  4. boneverb

    consisting of or made up of bone

    "a bony substance"; "the bony framework of the body"


  5. cram, grind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, boneverb

    study intensively, as before an exam

    "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

    prink, rise, prepare, stand up, bone up, ram, fancy up, deck out, elevate, uprise, jam, trick up, rig out, tog up, grind away, lift, deck up, drum, arise, swot up, gussy up, mug up, attire, dress up, swot, tog out, organise, beat, thrum, chock up, wad, raise, work up, trick out, get up, turn out, cram, bring up, devise, fig out, organize, jampack, overdress, debone, machinate, fig up


  6. bone, deboneverb

    remove the bones from

    "bone the turkey before roasting it"

    grind away, cram, mug up, swot up, get up, bone up, debone, drum, swot


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Editors Contribution

  1. vertebra

    a bone from the spine

    the animal has a meter wide bone.

    Submitted by rinat on November 22, 2015  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bone":

    bony, bones, hueso, marrow, apple, knob, longnose, skeletal, acrylic


  1. List of known nicknames for "Bone":

    Bone Hampton, Vernard 'Bone' Hampton, Comedian Bone

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  1. Gail Demmler:

    CMV can affect the liver the spleen the bone marrow, lungs, heart, but the most devastating thing it can do is damage the brain, it causes brain damage, vision impairment, hearing loss … but it can affect any organ system.

  2. Gordon Noble:

    We are digging in what is essentially the area that the Picts threw their rubbish but this collection of the waste products of their day-to-day lives is a treasure trove to archaeologists, what’s exciting is the level of preservation here. We’ve found animal bone which rarely survives in mainland Scotland because of the acidic soil. We are already getting really nice information about what people ate within the fort and we hope to extract a level of information we’ve not had for Pictish sites before.

  3. Briggs VanNess:

    I grew up with a single mother of six – we were poor and homeless a lot, i’d spend many nights at my mother’s friends’ houses; my mother was dying from cancer but somehow managed to survive. But I watched and suffered for years as I watched her work her hands to the bone to give us a good life. She raised us to be kind and help others.

  4. Steven Keating:

    When you break your arm, and you go to the doctor, they’ll show you the X-ray. They’ll say ‘There’s the break, here’s what happened.’ What if we’re talking about something much more complex? What’s the best way to view the MRI could come to you and bring you a 3-D print of your brain or of your broken bone, and show you ‘Here is what we’re doing,’.

  5. Lisa Niziolek:

    Lisa Niziolek explained. In addition to ceramics, the ship was also carrying elephant tusks, possibly for use in medicine or art. Sweet-smelling resin, which could have been used for incense or for caulking ships, was also found. Previous carbon dating of the tusks and resin had dated the wreck to between 700 and 750 years ago. However, improved carbon dating techniques tell a different story. PIRATE MYSTERY : DOES THIS 300-YEAR-OLD BONE BELONG TO' BLACK SAM' BELLAMY ? When we got the results back and learned that the resin and tusk samples were older than previously thought, we were excited, we had suspected that based on inscriptions on the ceramics and conversations with colleagues in China and Japan, and it was great to have all these different types of data coming together to support it.

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