from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Manure consisting of bones ground to dust, broken in small pieces, or dissolved in sulphuric acid. See bone, n., 2.


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  • The value of bone-manure was unknown, and their bones bleached in the sun on the braes of Auchindown for more than thirty years, and remains of them were visible within the last few years.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie

  • Woodford mortuary, until, as the train approached Stratford, the odors of the soap and bone-manure factories poured in at the open window and

    The Eye of Osiris 1902


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