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Main Entry: 1bone
Pronunciation: primarystressbomacrn
Function: noun
1 a : a hard material which is largely calcium phosphate and of which the skeleton of most vertebrate animals is formed; also : one of the hard parts in which this material occurs <break a bone> b : a hard animal substance (as baleen or ivory) similar to bone
2 : a cause of disagreement -- used in the phrases bone of contention and bone to pick
3 plural : something usually or originally made from bone (as dice or clappers)
4 a : the basic part <cut costs to the bone> b : the most deeply ingrained part <knew in her bones it was wrong>
5 plural : BODY <rest my weary bones>
- bone·less /-lschwas/ adjective
- bone·like /-secondarystresslimacrk/ adjective


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