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  • noun Plural form of thighbone.


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  • Leaves them hanging like obscene flowers, long slender thighbones and delicate fingers.

    Valentines, part the first mllelaurel 2009

  • Draw your thighbones back by taking the hips up and back.

    Sara Avant Stover: Everyday Yoga: Walk The "Dog" At Your Desk 2008

  • Beyond it they came quickly to other bones: skulls and ribs and thighbones, and others not so easily identified.

    Reiffeins Choice 2006

  • But her face, oval and dark-eyed, delicious in lip and nose, and a little sad in repose, constantly blurred the outlines of maxillae, thighbones, and the other interesting phenomena of his job.

    Maid in Waiting 2004

  • Perhaps this was because legends of the Old Country monarchs who wore crowns carved from skulls and wielded scepters worked from human thighbones remained fresh — real enough to raise thrills of terror when some old grand could say, "It was in my own grandmother's day that this was so," and be right.

    Through Wolfs Eyes 2001

  • Here, the third face of the funeral chapel held a statue of the Sister in all her majesty as Queen of the Underworld: snake-headed scepter, skirt of thighbones, and necklace of human skulls.

    Lord of the Isles 1997

  • The walls were made of petrified thighbones, each of them the diameter of a fruit tree's trunk.

    Lord of the Isles 1997

  • Two were supposed to have been formed from the thighbones of Kina herself, taken after she had been tricked into endless sleep.

    Dreams of Steel Cook, Glen 1990

  • But mainly ... during a millennium, thighbones wrapped in fat and cast on the flames grew bloody tedious.

    The Unicorn Trade Anderson, Poul and Karen 1984

  • Sometimes two spoke to different effect while the others played flutes they had carved of thighbones, or the three-stringed rebec that shrieks like a man.

    The Shadow of the Torturer Wolfe, Gene 1980


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