from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bone for flavoring soup.
- n. Informal The knees.
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- n. A bone containing edible marrow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bone containing marrow
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bone containing fat or edible marrow. See marrow, 1.
- n. plural The bones of the knees; the knees.
- n. A large bone used to make a rhythmical noise by striking against something.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bone containing edible marrow; used especially in flavoring soup
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Walter was lying on the porch mat, happily gnawing on a marrowbone.
Then later, when the soup was done, she would remove one marrowbone from the soup and with a tiny spoon place the marrow on a piece of baguette, sprinkle it with salt, and give it to me.
If the onions start to stick to the bottom, stir in ¼ cup of the marrowbone broth.
When the meat and the vegetables are cooked and tender, carefully remove the marrowbone and the rest of the meat to a platter.
Or, did you ever see a dog with a marrowbone in his mouth, — the beast of all other, says Plato, lib. 2, de Republica, the most philosophical?
In the corner of his high seat, the throne of a thane, the gully dwarf Bluph curled up, snoring with a cracked marrowbone tucked under his arm.
The weight given for the meat reflects the fact that there is a marrowbone in the center of each piece of shank.
I fry like a burnt marrowbone -- Come nearer, rascal.
December, and the former looked like a maypole by the side of a marrowbone.
I suppose you may have read that the Turks have no music but what is shocking to the ears; but this account is from those who never heard any, but what is played in the streets, and is just as reasonable as if a foreigner should take his ideas of the English music from the bladder and string, and marrowbone and cleavers.