from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name of the giant fulmar petrel, Ossifraga gigantea.
- noun A book-name of the osprey, fish-hawk, or ossifrage, Pandion haliaëtus.
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Tim never struck me as a bone-breaker before, is what I'm saying.
It was a regular bone-breaker, a liver-shaker, but I was as proud of it as a boy with a new pony.
Curation Myths: Some Assembly Required BikeSnobNYC 2009
He was a bone-breaker by trade, which meant prosperous times for him.
Petty Pewter Gods Cook, Glen 1995
The Starduster's associates were as shadowy as he, but one of the few names known was John Li Piao, reputed number-two man and chief bone-breaker.
Starfishers Cook, Glen 1982
The guard who had always carried out this punishment was still in the prison service and was nicknamed "the bone-breaker."
Commandant of Auschwitz Hoess, Rudolf 1951
The bones he cracks [hence the appropriateness of the name ossifrage, i.e., "bone-breaker"] by letting them fall on a rock from a great height.
Easton's Bible Dictionary M.G. Easton 1897
Kaaialii was less muscular than his rival, but he had superior cunning, and thus it happened that in the fierce contest which followed he tripped up the "bone-breaker," seized his hair as he fell, placed his knees against his back, and broke his spine.
Primitive Love and Love-Stories Henry Theophilus Finck 1890
With fury the baffled bone-breaker grips with the uncrippled hand; but now two stout young arms, tense with rage, soon twist and break the one unaided limb.
But there is another who claims our daughter, who is the stout bone-breaker, the scarred Mailou.
He chuckled as he thought of the outcome, for the bone-breaker had never been beaten.